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US military braces for sweeping budget cuts

US military braces for sweeping budget cuts

The Pentagon is bracing for deep spending cuts that will affect every facet of the US military if lawmakers fail to agree a deal to avert dramatic budget reductions, officials said Monday. The Defense Department will be forced to scale […]


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 […]


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 […]


Panetta Warns Of US Defense Budget Disaster

Panetta Warns Of US Defense Budget Disaster

U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says he is very concerned about the possibility of a major cyber attack that he says could paralyze U.S. government and financial systems. The warning came as Panetta cautioned U.S. lawmakers against major cuts to […]


China’s Defence Budget 2012: An Analysis

China’s Defence Budget 2012: An Analysis

China’s Defence Budget for 2012 continues to follow anticipated trend lines in keeping with its plan of carrying out Revolution in Military Affairs in a calibrated, coordinated and comprehensive manner. The actual figures of the Chinese Defence budget continues to […]


Pentagon Prepares for Budget Request Rollout

Pentagon Prepares for Budget Request Rollout

Leaders will provide dollar details Feb. 13 for the Defense Department’s fiscal 2013 budget request, which is based on the defense strategic guidance framework announced last month, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said today. Little told reporters the DOD comptroller, […]


Shifting Priorities Slowing African Defense Spending

Shifting Priorities Slowing African Defense Spending

Forecast International expects African defense budgets will grow at an average of less than 3 percent per year for 2011 through 2015. This figure is substantially lower than the 2006-2010 compound annual growth rate of 12.96 percent per year. While […]


Moody’s Sees Half-a-Trillion or More in US Defense Budget Cuts

Moody’s Sees Half-a-Trillion or More in US Defense Budget Cuts

Defense contractors will face significant pressures thanks to the potential for 10% or greater cuts in the nation’s defense budget, as expected following the August 2 signing of the US Budget Control Act, says a new report by Moody’s Investors […]


Defense Budget Cuts Must be Balanced, Mullen Says

Defense Budget Cuts Must be Balanced, Mullen Says

As the pressure increases on the federal budget, the Defense Department must make cuts in a balanced way, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said here today. “There are three dials: the people dial, the operations dial and […]


 
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