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India increases defence spending, invites foreign investment

India increases defence spending, invites foreign investment

India announced Thursday it would lift the cap on foreign direct investment in the defence sector to 49 percent and announced a 12-percent rise in military spending as part of efforts to modernize its armed forces. In his first budget, […]


C-27A Shining Example of the Billions Wasted In Afghanistan

C-27A Shining Example of the Billions Wasted In Afghanistan

With the recent collapse of the Iraqi state and its armed forces, the American taxpayer might correctly question how effective U.S. security assistance to Afghanistan has been over the past decade and whether the Afghan security state might similarly falter […]


Pentagon report ignores China’s peaceful defense policy

Pentagon report ignores China’s peaceful defense policy

An annual report released by the Pentagon on Chinese military and security development on Thursday, which mainly focuses on China’s defense spending increase, continued to overlook China’s peaceful defense policy. The 96-page report, thicker than last year’s, even targeted Chinese […]


China Continues Military Modernization, Report Says

China Continues Military Modernization, Report Says

China continues to modernize and improve its military capabilities, according to an annual DOD report to Congress, and is also preparing for contingencies in the South and East China Seas where Beijing has been involved in increasingly tense territorial disputes […]


China under-reported defense by 20 percent: Pentagon

China under-reported defense by 20 percent: Pentagon

China underestimated its growing defense budget by nearly 20 percent with its spending likely nearing $145 billion last year, the Pentagon said Thursday. In an annual report required by Congress, the Pentagon said that China’s defense budget for 2013 was […]


Hagel Urges European NATO Members to Boost Defense Budgets

Hagel Urges European NATO Members to Boost Defense Budgets

NATO European allies must dedicate more money to defense spending, and all are ready to do their part in the follow-on operation in Afghanistan, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said at NATO headquarters in Brussels today. The secretary spoke at a […]


Army preps for first audit ever, says top finance leader

Army preps for first audit ever, says top finance leader

Getting audited is something most taxpayers admit they dread. But those same citizens might be heartened to know that government agencies that receive their tax dollars are audited just the same, to ensure that money is properly spent. The Army […]


Swedish Parties At Odds On Defense Spending Increase

Swedish Parties At Odds On Defense Spending Increase

Sweden’s main political parties clashed over how much to spend on the military Thursday morning after the Swedish Defense Commission presented its budgetary proposals for the next few years. Cecilia Widegren, a Moderate party MP and chairwoman of the defense […]


Czech Govt Approves Money for Gripen Fighters Lease Until 2027

Czech Govt Approves Money for Gripen Fighters Lease Until 2027

The Czech government approved today the financing of supersonic aircraft and it will provide 21.4 billion crowns, including withholding tax and VAT, for them in 2015-27, Legislation Minister Jiri Dienstbier has told journalists. The government decided to extend the lease […]


 
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