Rapid Fire Morning 2011-06-30: Weapons for Libyan Rebels
- In his last interview before stepping down as US Defense Secretary, Robert Gates says that military spending is not the main cause of the United States’ $1.4 trillion budget deficit.
- The Government Accountability Office (GAO) publishes its report Further Actions Needed to Institutionalize Key Business System Modernization Management Controls [PDF]. Among the report’s criticisms are the Department of Defense’s failure to oversee each military department’s full implementation of an enterprise architecture program.
- France confirms that it has provided weapons to Libyan rebels. A spokesman confirmed that assault rifles and ammunition were part of the airdrop, but denied that France had supplied Milan anti-tank missile launchers.