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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 […]


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 […]


Gates Tells Congress Funding Cuts Would Cause Crisis

Gates Tells Congress Funding Cuts Would Cause Crisis

The Defense Department would face a crisis if it’s forced to continue operating under a continuing resolution or doesn’t receive the funding it needs, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates told Congress today. In a House Armed Services Committee budget hearing, […]


Budget Balances Military Needs with Fiscal Restraint

Budget Balances Military Needs with Fiscal Restraint

The Defense Department’s $671 billion fiscal 2012 budget is a responsible funding request that balances the needs of the military with efforts to control federal spending, the department’s comptroller said today. “We in the department need to be part of […]


Long-Term Implications of the 2011 Future Years Defense Program

Long-Term Implications of the 2011 Future Years Defense Program

In most years, the Department of Defense (DoD) provides a five- or six-year plan, called the Future Years Defense Program (FYDP), associated with the budget that it submits to the Congress. Because decisions made in the near term can have […]


 
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