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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 […]


South Korea to increase budget for missiles

South Korea to increase budget for missiles

South Korea will spend $2.3 billion dollars over the next five years to secure tactical weapons targeting North Korea’s nuclear weapons facilities and missile bases, a state agency said Tuesday. The defense ministry has approved a five-year plan to spend […]


DoD Budget Cuts Stall New Purchases of Helicopters

DoD Budget Cuts Stall New Purchases of Helicopters

Continuing wars and nation building activities in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya and Yemen have generated significant demand for rotary-winged assets for their diverse mission capabilities. The 2010 Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR) lists success in counterinsurgency (COIN), stability, and counterterrorism operations as […]


Taiwan to step up cyberwar capabilities: report

Taiwan to step up cyberwar capabilities: report

Taiwan plans to beef up its cyberwar capabilities to counter a perceived threat from Chinese hackers targeting government and security websites, local media reported Sunday. Taiwan will expand its cyberwar units next year while scaling back military spending due to […]


 
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