Hearings on National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Years 1992 and 1993--H.R. 2100 and Oversight of Previously Authorized Programs Before the Committee on Armed Services, House of Representatives, One Hundred Second Congress, First Session: Full Committee Hearings on Authorization and Oversight : Hearings Held February 7, 20, 21, 26, 1991, Volume 4

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1991 - 534 pages
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Page 45 - In the near term, we need to retain the option of a relatively rapid reconstitution capability. Over the long term, the generation of new forces will require prior investments in critical technologies, supporting capabilities (such as keeping the Selective Service System in good order) and weapon systems. This ability to rebuild, made explicit in our defense policy, will be an important element in our ability to deter aggression. To help provide for reconstitution, the president's budget envisions...
Page 27 - FY 1991 budget. ASAT funding has been substantially reduced. The backfit of 8 Trident submarines to carry D-5 missiles has been deferred beyond FY 1997. The Milstar satellite program has been substantially restructured to reduce costs, eliminate certain expensive survivability features, and support most effectively both tactical and strategic requirements. Consistent with my restructuring last year of the B-2 Stealth bomber program, the request calls for procurement of 4 aircraft in FY 1992 and 7...
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