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  Defense (military) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In military science, defense (or defence) is the art of preventing an enemy from conquering territory.
Defense may also be a euphemism for war, such as "Ministry of Defence".
In non-local conflicts, it is generally true that defenders have an advantage over attackers, since they may have the ability to make preparations for the battle to protect themselves from the enemy while making the enemy vulnerable, such as laying obstacles such as landmines or preparing positions such as trenches and fortifications.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Defense_(military)   (184 words)

 Post-Cold War US Military Expenditure -- Project on Defense Alternatives
The determination of military requirements should rest on (i) a calculation of national interests and goals, (ii) an assessment of the potential military challenges to those interests and goals, and (iii) a choice among the various means -- military and nonmilitary, cooperative and independent -- for meeting the challenges.
Among those attributes conducive to cost-effective expenditure are (I) a high-level of military professionalism, (ii) open public debate on military policy issues, (iii) close scrutiny of military budgets by parliamentary authorities, (iv) multiple independent authorities for the testing and evaluation of procurement and other policy choices, and (v) a competitive defense industry.
The burden of defense born by the United States, its allies, and close friends is today more equitably distributed among the members of this group -- even though the United States continues to devote more of its GNP to defense than is the average for the group.
www.comw.org /pda/bmemo10.htm   (6354 words)

 Issues : Defense/Military (www.newsaic.com)
Statistics for race are available here, and for sex here (unfortunately, the Defense Almanac's statistics do not include the total size of the military as of April 2001, so I've used the size as of September 2000, so some error is expected here).
Israel is apparently the only country with a prominent military that regularly drafts women, but even women in the Israeli Defense Forces were generally put in non-combat units and prohibited from engaging in actual combat until the late 1990s.
Under Israel's Defense Service Law of 1959, all citizens and permanent residents of Israel are obligated to perform military service; women between the age of 18 and 26 who are physically fit, not married, not mothers, and not objecting on religious grounds, must serve for 1 year and nine months (men must serve three years).
www.newsaic.com /mwdefense.html   (6254 words)

 JURIST - Department of Defense Military Commission Order No. 1 - Procedures for Trials by Military Commissions of ...
The Chief Defense Counsel shall be a judge advocate of any United States armed force, shall supervise the overall defense efforts under the President's Military Order, shall ensure proper management of personnel and resources, shall preclude conflicts of interest, and shall facilitate proper representation of all Accused.
The Commission may, after affording the Prosecution and the Defense an opportunity to be heard, take conclusive notice of facts that are not subject to reasonable dispute either because they are generally known or are capable of determination by resort to sources that cannot reasonably be contested.
Defense Counsel shall be permitted to present argument in response, and then the Prosecution may reply in rebuttal.
jurist.law.pitt.edu /issues/militarytrials.htm   (4838 words)

 Best Defense? Military Readiness and the Environment   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The military has referred to the area as an "island of biodiversity," as suburban growth from metropolitan Los Angeles and San Diego push housing developments closer to the base's fence line.
Environmentalists argue that the military operates with very few wildlife restrictions anyway, and that to exempt training bases from endangered species provisions like critical habitat could usher in the demise of dozens of additional animals and plants.
Military sources say the real driver behind environmentalist opposition to RRPI is that it would cede some control over ESA compliance from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to the Pentagon.
www.eenews.net /specialreports/sr_dod.htm   (2710 words)

 Military Lawyers - Court Martial Defense - Military Law And Justice - Military Lawyer - UCMJ   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
We consult with and represent military personnel and the family on military law and related legal problems, primarily under the UCMJ.
As a former military lawyer, each has the experience and knowledge to understand and help from start to finish.
We work with the military lawyers to form a team defense in support of the client.
www.court-martial.com   (591 words)

 News - , Industry News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Military investigates whether troops have sent gruesome pictures of Iraqi war dead to Web site where soldiers get free access to porn.
Study shows defense agencies accounted for three-fourths of the $20 billion in federal IT contracts awarded last quarter.
The Department of Defense contract to provide vulnerability management tools is worth up to $6 million.
news.zdnet.com /2038-9595_22-0-topic.html?id=6367&name=Defense/military   (500 words)

 U.S. Department of Defense Official Website - 12/23/2005 - Edition 4
Contact Us Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld poses for photos and greets Marines and sailors stationed at Camp Fallujah, Iraq on Dec. 23, 2005.
PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo., Dec. 22, 2005 – The North American Aerospace Defense Command is observing its 50th anniversary of tracking Santa Claus on his annual rounds, NORAD officials said here.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 22, 2005 – Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld heralded 2005 as a year of extraordinary contributions by the U.S. military and looked toward the new year as an opportunity to transform the military into a 21st-century force.
www.defenselink.mil   (482 words)

 The 2005 Quadrennial Defense Review: The Military Industrial Base
If the military is going to take advantage of the capabilities of biotechnology and make it a part of military transformation, it will have to develop a relationship with the commercial biotechnology industrial base, define requirements, and move forward with a judicious investment strategy.
Domestic economics: The Department of Defense used to be a prime driver of research and development and was the major catalyst for many of the technologies that we enjoy in the civilian world today.
On the positive side, large international defense companies, such as EADS, BAE, and Thales, are increasing their presence in the U.S. The QDR must address the issue of global industry partners—a reality of the 21st century—in pragmatic way, while dealing with recurring “Buy American” legislative issues.
www.heritage.org /Research/NationalSecurity/wm761.cfm   (1482 words)

 U.S. Department of Defense Official Website - 12/23/2005 - Final Edition
CAMP FALLUJAH VISIT — Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld poses for photos and greets U.S. Marines and sailors stationed at Camp Fallujah, Iraq, Dec. 23, 2005.
OHE BAY, Hawaii, Dec. 23, 2005 - Some who say they joined the military to get ahead in life and to serve their country.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 22, 2005 — Defense Department officials announced today the identities of two soldiers who were killed supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
www.defendamerica.mil   (549 words)

 JINSA Online -- Defense and Military
Intended to help create a more effective national defense against the emerging threats of the new millennium, DNI is a forum on the roles of the U.S. armed forces in the post-Cold War era, as well as emerging theories of conflict.
Sections include military organizations of the United States and worldwide, specific weapon systems of the United States and worldwide, defense manufacturers.
As a combat support agency of the Department of Defense, the DIA\'s mission is to provide timely, objective and cogent military intelligence to the warfighters -- soldiers, sailors, airmen, marines -- and to the decison makers and policymakers of the U.S. Department of Defense and the U.S. Government.
www.jinsa.org /links/links.html   (888 words)

 An Invincible Military For The USA Through Invincible Defense Technology
Invincible Defense Technology is the acme of skill in psychological operations (PSYOP / PSYOPS) and psychological warfare (PSYWAR).
We are an advocacy group that believes America's military and civilian leaders have the courage to implement Invincible Defense Technology as part of Operations Other Than War (OOTW).
He was quoted in "The Military Meditators," an article in Family, the Magazine of The Army Times, July 4, 1973.
www.invinciblemilitary.org   (1102 words)

 Defense Tech   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The upside of garbage fires is that they keep down the populations of vicious wild dogs that live in the garbage, venturing into the cities at night to terrorize pedestrians and domestic animals.
More than 2,370 ADS shots were fired during a pair of "military utility assessments" over the fall.
The system's "capabilities have, to date, been sufficiently demonstrated in the ACTD [advanced concept technology demonstration] to prove its value to the solider," Col. Robert Lovett notes in a memo, obtained by Inside the Army.
www.defensetech.org   (2586 words)

 CDI - Center for Defense Information - Security Policy Research Organization
The Straus Military Reform Project recently sponsored a briefing on "4th generation warfare," the type of conflict America is now trying to fight, with disastrous results, in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Straus Military Reform Project Director Winslow Wheeler summarizes, and the briefing is provided.
Straus Military Reform Project Director, Winslow Wheeler, summarizes, and the analyses are provided.
www.cdi.org   (201 words)

 Defense Military Pay Office (DMPO)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
All other Department of Defense (DoD) civilian employees who use myPay may elect to receive an electronic W-2 in lieu of a hardcopy W-2 through the myPay system.
If you are a military member you may “opt out” of this election Electronically through myPay or submit a written request to your local servicing finance activity.
Military retirees will have the capability to receive an electronic 1099R through myPay.
www.jackson.army.mil /finance/W2.HTM   (878 words)

 U.S. Military Spending   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
As part of the Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1982, Senator Sam Nunn (D-GA) and Representative David McCurdy (D-OK) included language intended to limit cost growth in major weapons programs.
The Center for Defense Information is pleased to announce the release of the 2001-2002 edition of its "World Military DataBase 2002." First published in 1995, the World Military DataBase is a fact-filled, easy to use guide to the U.S. military.
The DataBase provides detailed information on military forces, personnel, budgets, deployments and security arrangements for the United States and around the world.
www.cdi.org /issues/usmi   (782 words)

 U.S. Department of Defense - Military Commissions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Military Commission Instructions by the Department of Defense General Counsel - Links to instructions governing the conduct of military commissions
Historical References: Military Commissions: The 1917, 1951, 1998, and 2002 editions of the Manual for Courts-Martial; Colonel William Winthrop's Military Law and Precedents (contains detailed description of Military Commissions from Revolutionary War through Civil War) and Military Judge's Benchbook are available by opening the Library link at: https://www.jagcnet.army.mil/ACCA
Military Order of Nov. 13, 2001: Detention, Treatment, and Trial of Certain Non-Citizens in the War Against Terrorism
www.dod.gov /news/commissions.html   (700 words)

 Jane's Defence Section
Jane's Military Communications examines developments in battlefield communications over the last 12 months.
The US Department of Defense is spending around USD120 million on evaluating the effectiveness of gaming in armed forces training.
US military's modernisation plans are put under the fiscal microscope.
defence.janes.com   (746 words)

 U.S. Department of Defense Press Resources
Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld Radio Interview with Melissa Block, NPR
Secretary Rumsfeld and Jordanian Chief of Defense Gen. Khalid Saraireh listen to a briefing.
Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld speaks with U.S. Marines.
www.defenselink.mil /news   (172 words)

 DOD Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The DOD Dictionary and the Joint Acronyms and Abbreviations master data base are managed by the Joint Doctrine Division, J-7, Joint Staff.
All approved joint definitions are contained in Joint Publication 1-02, "DOD Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms.
Click Here to download a.PDF version of JP 1-02, DOD Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms, 12 April 2001, as amended through 31 August 2005.
www.dtic.mil /doctrine/jel/doddict   (78 words)

 www.GovExec.com - Defense
Cuts will leave most agencies' research coffers flat, but are not as deep as some in science community had feared.
Defense measure includes language on military benefits (12/19/05)
Defense business modernization still a work in progress (12/09/05)
www.govexec.com /defense   (398 words)

 Military Science
As a Combat Support Agency of the Department of Defense, the DIA's mission is to provide timely, objective and cogent military intelligence to the Warfighters--Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines--and to the decisionmakers and policymakers of the U.S. Department of Defense and the U.S. Government.
Military pay, civilian pay, retired and annuitant pay, vendor pay, travel pay, transportation pay, garnishment and involuntary allotments and other accounting information available here.
The Joint Services Conference on Professional Ethics (JSCOPE) is an organization of military officers and academics formed to discuss ethical issues relevant to the military.
www.library.ucsb.edu /subjects/military/military.html   (352 words)

 Welcome to NDU Home Page
In cooperation with the Office of Force Transformation, NDU-CTNSP will be offering short courses on the subject of Military Transformation in the 21st Century.
The first 3-day seminar entitled “Transformation and Network Centric Operations” will be held at Marshall Hall, the National Defense University from 31 January to 2 February 2006.
The American Enterprise Institute and the National Defense University's Institute for National Strategic Studies are collaborating on a seminar series that is examining China's growing influence in Asia and its implications for the United States.
www.ndu.edu   (256 words)

 Statistical Resources on the Web/Military
Statistics on recruits and existing military personnel by age, race, sex, education, geographic representation
Military and civilian personnel by service, rank, sex, and location at various frequency intervals beginning 1950
Military expenditures, armed forces, GNP, and population for 172 countries, 1984-
www.lib.umich.edu /govdocs/stmil.html   (992 words)

 Military, National Security & Defense
Military and National Security resource page with links to military legal offices, military research guides, military mazazines, military news, military specifications and standards, the CIA, Department of Defense, national security, veterans resources, and much more.
Provides access to unique historical records of international significance which have been made available to the public under the Freedom of Information Act or as a special collection.
U.S. Military Rank Insignia a guide explaining ranks and how they correspond across the branches of military
www.washlaw.edu /doclaw/subject/miltary5m.html   (220 words)

 | CNET News.com
The U.S. Air Force has inked an $8 million contract to outfit its military bases with nearly 10,000 Gateway desktop PCs.
Quote of the day: 'I wished I'd had a diaper on'
A demo of the potential impact of hacking on infrastructure gives pause to an Energy Department official.
news.com.com /2038-12_3-0-topic.html?id=6367&name=Defense/military   (520 words)

 ..::DoD Military Working Dog Center::..   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Mission of the DoD Dog Center is to provide trained military working dogs and handlers for the Department of Defense, other government agencies and allies through training, logistical, veterinary support and research and development for security efforts worldwide
The 11-year-old Belgian Malinois will be leaving the Department of Defense Military Working Dog Center here soon for South Carolina.
adoption of older, excess military working dogs by former dog handlers and other qualified people.
dodmwd.lackland.af.mil   (117 words)

 TRICARE, Military Health System - Friday, December 23, 2005
8 November 2005 -- FALLS CHURCH, Va. - Dr. William Winkenwerder Jr., assistant secretary of defense for Health Affairs and director of TRICARE Management Activity approved the addition of three therapeutic classes of medications used to treat benign prostatic hypertrophy (enlargement) and cardiovascular disease to the TRICARE Uniform Formulary.
20 October 2005 -- The Defense Department is working to stem the rising cost of its military health system, which has essentially doubled since 2001, a senior defense health official said.
Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs) and the TRICARE Management Activity
www.tricare.osd.mil   (464 words)

 Politics1 - Military, War & Veterans Research Links
Defense Link (DOD) - US Department of Defense (DOD)
Defense Technical Information Center - US Department of Defense Technical Resource
Military Families Speak Out - Anti-Iraq War Organization
www.politics1.com /issues-mil.htm   (360 words)

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