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GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS COMMITTEE PULLS PATRIOT REPORT

 GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS COMMITTEE PULLS PATRIOT REPORT
 WASHINGTON, D.C., Oct. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. Rep. Bill Zeliff,


R-N.H., applauded the House Government Operations Committee for its decision to pull a report criticizing the performance of the Patriot missile in the Persian Gulf.
 "I believe the decision to pull the report from consideration was the right one," commented Zeliff. "Those who had doubts about the Patriot's performance can now be reassured that Raytheon and the Patriot missile performed extremely well during the Gulf War. There was certainly a lack of objectivity in the report."
 Specifically, the report to the Committee on Government Operations relied heavily on the input and testimony of MIT Professor Theodore Postol. But according to a Government Accounting Office (GAO) analysis of Professor Postol's findings, the "electro-optical experts in academia, industry, and the U.S. Army, plus analysts in the Congressional Research Service and the Center for Strategic Studies, (concluded that) the video tapes (cited by Dr. Postol) cannot be relied upon to reach conclusions about the performance of the Patriot missile in the Persian Gulf War."
 Zeliff noted, "The findings about Dr. Postol's work were significant. The Committee did the right thing not to rely on flawed data and analysis in a biased report. When soldiers and Army officials who actually witnessed the performance of the Patriot give it rave reviews, a report that says the opposite is highly questionable."
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