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Army blimp breaks loose, drifts over Pa.

...unfolded. "This happens in bad weather."Raytheon referred questions to the military. But on its website, the defense contractor said the chances of the tether breaking are very small because it is made of a durable synthetic fiber and has withstood...
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Air Force picks Northrop Grumman to build next big bomber

...increasingly dense and agile air defenses. He heads the Lexington Institute, which receives funding from major defense contractors.The Obama administration has justified its support for a new long-range bomber by calling it vital to retaining...
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Prosecutions highlight bid to clean up defense supply chain Connecticut with many defense contractors. In addition to the case...Corp."With the amount of defense contractors in Connecticut, and the the U.S., including defense contractors he knew to be involved in...
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Cable news pundit charged with fraud; ties to CIA disputed

...officer. The indictment alleges that Simmons made the claim as he sought security clearances and in seeking work as a defense contractor.As recently as April, Simmons was identified on air on Fox radio as a "Fox News contributor." In a 2009 Fox...
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State Briefs

...the live bait for about 75 captains of industry, defense contractors, lobbyists and other players willing to pay...chairman of EADS North America, one of about a dozen defense contractors that underwrote parts of the tournament. "Everybody...
Floating missile radar station set to sail for Adak

...815 million X-band radar platform is the only one of its kind, officials said. It was assembled in Texas by defense contractors Boeing and Raytheon. The self-propelled station sits 21 stories high and is as wide as a football field, rendering...
Believing GOP's promises is like Charlie Brown trusting Lucy

...deficit reduction. Nothing could be farther from the truth. Wealthy investors, international corporations and defense contractors have been the big winners since budgets got out of whack in the Reagan administration. Rates on upper incomes...
President moves toward halting lockout

...department said. The department also warned the lockout could hurt national security, because the armed forces and defense contractors rely on commercial ships that use West Coast ports. The formation of the board of inquiry - a step taken only...
A bulldozer runs through it affluent circumstances in Fort Worth, Texas. His father was I.B. Hale, an FBI agent who later worked for defense contractor General Dynamics. While in high school, Bobby Hale eloped to Florida with Kathleen Connally. She was 16 and the...
This Day in History

...and tearfully resigned; the California Republican admitted he'd taken $2.4 million in bribes mostly from defense contractors in exchange for government business and other favors. The trial of Saddam Hussein resumed after a five-week...


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