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Pentagon asks for more funds for high-tech weapons

F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

In a bid to keep the US military’s technological edge, President Barack Obama’s proposed budget for 2016 calls for an increase in defense spending to pay for high-tech weapons and training. The $585 billion request for the Pentagon would devote […]


Wars in the Middle East Have Cost Taxpayers Almost $1.7 Trillion

Wars in the Middle East Have Cost Taxpayers Almost $1.7 Trillion

A recent report from the Congressional Research Service, which examines the cost of Iraq, Afghanistan, and other global “War on Terror” operations since 9/11, calculates a cumulative (fiscal year 2001 through fiscal year 2014) nominal price tag of $1.6 trillion. […]


Philippines says US has lifted restrictions on military aid funds

Philippines says US has lifted restrictions on military aid funds

The United States has lifted restrictions on a small portion of its military assistance to the Philippines that was withheld over human rights concerns, the foreign minister said Thursday. The gesture affects about $15 million dollars that have been withheld […]


Rising Security Threats Sustain Expenditure on Military Naval Vessels Platforms

Rising Security Threats Sustain Expenditure on Military Naval Vessels Platforms

Deteriorating international relations across the world have caused countries to sanction extensive naval modernization and re-armament programs in Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and Russia. The Ukraine crisis, territorial disputes on the South China Sea and growing tensions in the Middle […]


NATO chief urges Germany to lead way on defense spending

NATO chief urges Germany to lead way on defense spending

NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg urged Germany on a visit to Berlin Wednesday to mirror its leadership role in Europe as the bloc’s biggest economy in its defense spending. Describing Germany as a “staunch and important” NATO ally, Stoltenberg stressed the […]


Japan Ramps Up Military Budget to Ward Off China

F-15J fighter jets

The government of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe approved a 2.8 percent rise in defense spending on Wednesday, with Tokyo seeking to bolster defenses in its waters bordering China. “The situation around Japan is changing,” Defense Minister Gen Nakatani said […]


DOD releases 2015 military pay, compensation rates

DOD releases 2015 military pay, compensation rates

The Defense Department announced the 2015 military pay and compensation rates for service members Dec. 22, with most service members receiving a 1 percent increase in basic pay. The new rates for basic pay, basic allowance for housing (BAH), basic […]


Soldiers to get one-percent pay raise in New Year

Soldiers to get one-percent pay raise in New Year

Most Soldiers will receive a one-percent increase in basic pay in January along with a 2.9-percent increase in their basic allowance for subsistence. The new rates for basic pay, basic allowance for housing, basic allowance for subsistence, and the cost […]


India clears $700 million defence purchase

India clears $700 million defence purchase

India’s defence ministry cleared Wednesday proposals worth nearly $700 million to buy military equipment but deferred a key multi-billion dollar decision on replacing the country’s aging air transport fleet. India, the world’s largest buyer of weapons, is in the midst […]


 
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