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DoD Prepares Plans for Sequestration

DoD Prepares Plans for Sequestration

The Defense Department has received guidance from the Office of Management and Budget and is now planning for sequestration, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said today. Speaking during a press availability, Little stressed the department still hopes Congress will be […]


Panetta, Barak Discuss Iron Dome Success, Israeli Defenses

Panetta, Barak Discuss Iron Dome Success, Israeli Defenses

Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta and Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak praised the performance of the Iron Dome air defense system during a press conference here today. Panetta said the Iron Dome system, which was developed by the Israelis and […]


Major Fight Looms Over US Defense Spending

Major Fight Looms Over US Defense Spending

President Obama and Congress now have just over seven weeks to reach an agreement on the federal budget that would avert a round of automatic tax hikes and spending cuts in defense and social programs that members of both parties […]


Strong Possibility of Sequestration on January 2, Say CNAS Experts

Strong Possibility of Sequestration on January 2, Say CNAS Experts

With a comprehensive “grand bargain” agreement on taxes and spending unlikely to succeed in the lame duck session, there is a strong possibility that sequestration will commence on January 2, argue experts David W. Barno, Nora Bensahel, Joel Smith and […]


Official Describes Sequestration’s ‘Devastating’ Impact

Official Describes Sequestration’s ‘Devastating’ Impact

A senior Pentagon official today reflected on his past service in a hollow military as a precautionary tale to lawmakers to prevent sequestration from devastating the Defense Department’s budget. Frank Kendall, undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, shared […]


Asian Defense Spending, 2000–2011

Asian Defense Spending, 2000–2011

Asia is growing in geostrategic importance. Despite the financial crisis that began in 2008, many Asian countries experienced relatively less fiscal distress and increased their level of involvement in global affairs. Indicative of the region’s elevated global role is the […]


China leads rise in Asia military spending: study

China leads rise in Asia military spending: study

Military spending by Asia’s major powers increased dramatically over the past decade with China leading the way, as its defense budget quadrupled since 2000, according to a study released Monday. Defense spending in China and four other Asian countries doubled […]


Norway 2013 Defense Budget: More Training, Improved Force Readiness

Norway 2013 Defense Budget: More Training, Improved Force Readiness

The Norwegian government proposes to spend nearly USD 7.4 billion (EUR 5,5 billion/NOK 42.2 billion) on defence in 2013, a real increase from 2012 of USD 52.5 million/EUR 39 million/NOK 300 million. This comes on top of continued efficiency gains […]


The Battle for the Pentagon’s Budget

The Battle for the Pentagon’s Budget

The fight against terrorism reflected the Pentagon’s unpreparedness to conduct low-intensity operations. Now, the battle for the Pentagon’s budget and the struggle to find the right budget balance with a clear mission statement is well under way. The end of […]


 
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