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US Congress passes $584 billion defense bill

US Congress passes $584 billion defense bill

The US Congress adopted a massive US defense spending bill for 2015 Friday which includes emergency funding for military operations against Islamic jihadists in Iraq and Syria, as requested by President Barack Obama. The legislation passed 89 votes to 11 […]


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, […]


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 […]


South Africa Needs Bigger Defense Budget, Says Minister

South Africa Needs Bigger Defense Budget, Says Minister

The SA National Defence Force (SANDF) needs a bigger budget, Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula said on Wednesday. “I don’t think government has a choice at this point. We had to conduct this Defence Review in order to have an appreciation […]


Sweden to boost military spending over Ukraine crisis

Sweden to boost military spending over Ukraine crisis

Sweden announced Tuesday that it will increase its annual defence spending over the next 10 years, citing the crisis in Ukraine and an “unsettling” development in Russia. The right-wing government said that spending would rise gradually until 2024, when the […]


2014 QDR Presumes Future Includes More Risk, Less Money

2014 QDR Presumes Future Includes More Risk, Less Money

The 2014 Quadrennial Defense Review isn’t like previous reviews, a senior Defense Department official said here yesterday. Christine E. Wormuth, deputy undersecretary of defense for strategy, plans and force development spoke at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. The […]


China will not stop increasing military spending: media

China will not stop increasing military spending: media

Chinese state-run media said Thursday the nation’s defence budget would keep expanding but was not evidence of a mounting threat, after the government announced a 12.2 percent rise for 2014. “China has no intention of overturning the current international security […]


Budget plan: Pentagon panics over possibly losing tech edge to Russia, China

Budget plan: Pentagon panics over possibly losing tech edge to Russia, China

The Pentagon is in fear of losing its edge in technology it has held onto for so long and is now factoring this important aspect into its budget. Worry over significant cuts in defense spending might wear down the US […]


Summary of the DoD Fiscal 2015 Budget Proposal

Summary of the DoD Fiscal 2015 Budget Proposal

The Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 budget proposal supports the Department’s 2014 Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR) that is being released in conjunction with the budget. The 2014 QDR updates the Defense Strategic Guidance released in January 2012. This updated strategy focuses […]


 
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