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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 […]


Army freezes hiring, cuts base ops, reduces training

Army freezes hiring, cuts base ops, reduces training

In advance of possible extreme budget cuts that could arrive in March, Army leadership has called for an immediate hiring freeze and spelled out other pre-emptive measures meant to help the service prepare for a fiscal cliff. In a memo […]


Gunship guru saves $14 million

Gunship guru saves $14 million

Bill Walter, an Air Force Special Operation Command Strike Requirements Branch program analyst, has a long history of brainstorming money-saving ideas and seeing them to fruition. A tip from the U.S. Army Ammunition Program Office led Walter to a valuable […]


Memo Tells DOD Components to Plan for Budget Uncertainties

Memo Tells DOD Components to Plan for Budget Uncertainties

Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter has released a memo directing the services and defense agencies to begin planning for possible upcoming budget challenges. The memo allows defense components to freeze civilian hiring, terminate temporary hires and reduce base operating […]


 
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