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Welsh: Sequestration will ‘undermine’ readiness

Welsh: Sequestration will ‘undermine’ readiness

Unprecedented budget factors have placed the nation’s defense strategy in jeopardy, senior Department of Defense leaders told the Senate Armed Services Committee Feb. 12. During his opening remarks, the chief of staff of the Air Force stressed the severity of […]


Fleet Forces Outlines Fiscal Impact On Readiness For Commanders

Fleet Forces Outlines Fiscal Impact On Readiness For Commanders

Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command sent a personal for message to commanders and commanding officers Feb. 8 about how he plans to maintain fleet readiness through fiscal uncertainty. Adm. Bill Gortney sent the message to discuss some of the impacts […]


The $360 Billion Gorilla In The Sequestration Debate

The $360 Billion Gorilla In The Sequestration Debate

The debate surrounding Pentagon sequestration—the planned reductions to Pentagon spending scheduled to go into effect in March—is raging. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta has said the spending reductions would lead to the U.S. becoming “a second rate power.” Chairman of […]


Canada urged to become major arms producer

Canada urged to become major arms producer

An expert panel on Tuesday urged Canada to leverage hundreds of billions of dollars in planned defense spending to build up its defense sector, in order to bolster its economy. In a report, the panel led by Tom Jenkins, a […]


Obama to propose deep nuclear arms cuts: report

Obama to propose deep nuclear arms cuts: report

US President Barack Obama will use his State of the Union address on Tuesday to call for dramatic cuts in nuclear arsenals around the world, The New York Times has reported. Quoting unnamed administration officials, the newspaper said late Sunday […]


Air Force Nuclear Force Anticipates Budget Constraints

Air Force Nuclear Force Anticipates Budget Constraints

The Air Force Global Strike Command predicts budget cuts triggered by sequestration will reduce B-52 flying hours by 10 percent and lead to a 20 percent reduction in overall flying hours should the law kick in on March 1, Air […]


USS Truman, USS Gettysburg Deployment Delayed

USS Truman, USS Gettysburg Deployment Delayed

The deployment of the U.S. Navy’s aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman and the guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg to the U.S. Central Command area of operations has been delayed, according to a statement issued today by Pentagon Press Secretary George […]


Despite Smaller Budget, Air Force Seeks to Protect Satellites

Despite Smaller Budget, Air Force Seeks to Protect Satellites

Despite tremendous budget uncertainty and a shrinking bottom line, the commander of the Air Force Space Command said that he will do his best to protect all of the Air Force’s satellite constellations. Speaking with reporters at a recent meeting […]


Obama, Bush and the Imbalance of Power

Obama, Bush and the Imbalance of Power

It’s a New Year but it’s déjà vu at the White House. We saw it before during the Bush-Cheney administration: President Bush infamously tried to undermine legislation by signing it with one hand while using the other to assert he […]


 
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