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President’s plan likely to affect 2013 defense budget

President’s plan likely to affect 2013 defense budget

President Barack Obama’s effort to seek additional savings within the Defense Department likely will affect the department’s fiscal 2013 budget, Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell said April 13. The president announced that he plans to work with Defense Secretary Robert […]


Obama, Gates, Joint Chiefs to Find More Savings

Obama, Gates, Joint Chiefs to Find More Savings

President Barack Obama today said he will work with Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates and the Joint Chiefs of Staff to find more savings in the Defense Department to reduce the federal deficit. Obama made the statement as part of […]


Bulk of FY12 budget request to sustain personnel

Bulk of FY12 budget request to sustain personnel

As Congress continued to debate this year’s budget, striving to avoid a federal shutdown, the Army’s budget deputy paused to explain that the service’s proposal for fiscal year 2012 will continue to focus on sustaining the volunteer force. Lt. Gen. […]


Global military spending growth slowest since 2001

Global military spending growth slowest since 2001

Growth in global military spending slowed to its lowest level since 2001 last year as the world economic crisis hit defence budgets, Swedish think-tank SIPRI said Monday. World military spending rose only 1.3 percent in 2010 to $1.63 trillion (1.14 […]


General discusses Reserve efficiencies, budget on Capitol Hill

General discusses Reserve efficiencies, budget on Capitol Hill

As Congress continues to debate and find ways to fund the fiscal 2011 budget, Reserve leaders were on Capitol Hill to testify and answer questions about the president’s fiscal 2012 budget that was introduced in February. The House Armed Services […]


UK MoD Begins Cutting 11k Military Jobs

UK MoD Begins Cutting 11k Military Jobs

The Royal Navy and the Army today released the details of their redundancy programmes to their personnel. The specific trades and branches of each Service affected by the first tranche of their redundancy programmes, along with the numbers being sought […]


Gurkas in first wave of British military job cuts

Gurkas in first wave of British military job cuts

Debt-laden Britain said Monday that 2,600 troops would lose their jobs in a first wave of redundancies forced by defence cuts, with 150 Nepalese Gurkha troops among the first to go. The Ministry of Defence (MoD) said that 1,000 soldiers […]


Air Force officials present budget to appropriations committees

Air Force officials present budget to appropriations committees

Air Force leaders discussed the service’s fiscal 2012 budget request and their concerns about operating under a continuing resolution with members of the Senate and House Appropriations Committees during hearings here March 30 and 31. In the March 30 hearing […]


Budget slows defense growth, comptroller says

Budget slows defense growth, comptroller says

Cost savings reflected in the fiscal 2012 Defense Department budget do not represent a cut from current funding levels, but rather a slower rate of growth than has been seen in recent years, the Pentagon’s comptroller and chief financial officer […]


 
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