Rapid Fire 2010-08-17: Late Canadian Frigates

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* South Korean President Lee Myung-Bak lays out a 3-step process for reunification of the peninsula. It is not a return to his predecessor’s anti-American “sunshine policy,” and includes a reunification tax to begin preparing for the massive costs of either peaceful reunification, or regime collapse. * China set to test DF-21D anti-ship ballistic missile. USA finishes first test of the supersonic GQM-163 Coyote High Diver, which may help simulate those attacks for defensive systems. * Exit, Stage Left: US Defense Secretary Gates plans to retire next year before the presidential election season heats up, after serving in the position since 2006. * Canada’s frigate replacement program slammed as late and over budget – and it hasn’t even started yet. * Lots of Green: DoD spent $29.8 billion on environmental cleanup from 1986 to 2008, but still hasn’t cleaned up Fort Meade, MD, and 2 other US military bases, according to a GAO study due out this week. * Checking under the Hood: SAIC gets a DLA contract worth up to $241 million to provide logistics support for US military vehicle maintenance depots, including the Anniston Army Depot in Anniston, AL, and the Red River Army Depot in Texarkana, TX. […]

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