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Defense Minister Calls for More JAS Gripen to Counter Russian Threat

Defense Minister Calls for More JAS Gripen to Counter Russian Threat

Sweden’s Defense Minister Karin Enstrom says the military should get a total of 70 new JAS Gripen combat aircraft, ten more than Parliament had earlier decided. Enstrom’s comments came in the wake of the crisis in Ukraine and also of […]


NATO Takes Measures to Reinforce Collective Defense

NATO Takes Measures to Reinforce Collective Defense

NATO foreign ministers on Tuesday (1 April 2014) reaffirmed their commitment to enhance the Alliance’s collective defence, agreed to further support Ukraine and to suspend NATO’s practical cooperation with Russia. “NATO’s greatest responsibility is to protect and defend our territory […]


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 […]


Russia Outlines Structure of Future Aerospace Defenses

Russia Outlines Structure of Future Aerospace Defenses

Russia’s aerospace defense network will consist of four subdivisions after 2015, a spokesman for the Aerospace Defense Forces (VKO) said Friday. According to Major General Sergei Yagolnikov, the aerospace defenses will include a space- and ground-based intelligence-gathering and missile early […]


Reports of Ukraine ultimatum ‘total nonsense’ – Russian Defense Ministry

Reports of Ukraine ultimatum ‘total nonsense’ – Russian Defense Ministry

Russia denies reports that it issued an ultimatum to Ukrainian armed forces in Crimea, according to the Interfax news agency which cites an official from Russia’s Black Sea Fleet. The official representative of the Russian Defense Ministry described information about […]


Hagel Outlines Budget Reducing Troop Strength, Force Structure

Hagel Outlines Budget Reducing Troop Strength, Force Structure

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has proposed cuts in military spending that include further reductions in troop strength and force structure in every military service in the coming year as part of an effort to prioritize U.S. strategic interests in the […]


China’s military rise forcing Asian defense splurge

China’s military rise forcing Asian defense splurge

China’s growing military might is forcing its neighbors to ramp up their defence spending but it will be decades before it rivals the United States as a military superpower, the IISS think tank said Wednesday. Chinese military spending might match […]


Ecuador pulls out of regional mutual defense treaty

Ecuador pulls out of regional mutual defense treaty

President Rafael Correa has pulled Ecuador out of a 1947 hemispheric mutual defense treaty on Wednesday on grounds it is outdated, the foreign ministry announced Wednesday. The move was the latest in a shift away from US-led security arrangements in […]


Defense Department Needs to Act Like IBM to Save Itself

Defense Department Needs to Act Like IBM to Save Itself

The Department of Defense spends around $400 billion a year on goods and services. This includes everything from ships, tanks, planes and ballistic missiles to freight hauling, medical care and even the cut-rate toothpaste provided in government-subsidized commissaries. It also […]


 
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