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Europe’s Defense Retrenchment Appears Over, But What Comes Next?

Europe’s Defense Retrenchment Appears Over, But What Comes Next?

Following a prolonged period of budgetary reductions, Europe’s larger defense environment appears to have reached its low threshold. But instead of a marked rebound in investment, the market as a whole will remain largely flat over the near term, according […]


Congress approves $225 million in funding for Israel’s Iron Dome

The US Congress approved $225 million for Israel’s Iron Dome anti-missile defense system, credited with destroying missiles fired by Hamas before they could reach their targets. House of Representatives approved the funding by 395-8 in a late Friday vote. The […]


Strategic Agility Is the Future of the Air Force

Strategic Agility Is the Future of the Air Force

As the Air Force prepares for new challenges and opportunities of the coming decades, it faces sobering 21st-century realities: global centers of power have become more distributed and the terrorism threat more dispersed. Most importantly, the emerging environment is demonstrating […]


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 […]


 
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