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Gates Urges Protection of Modernization Funding

Gates Urges Protection of Modernization Funding

As the nation tightens its financial belt — with defense expected to bear much of the brunt –modernization will be essential if the military is to maintain critical capabilities, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said here today. In what he […]


The Cost-Effective Delivery of an Armoured Vehicle Capability

The Cost-Effective Delivery of an Armoured Vehicle Capability

The suspension and cancellation of a number of key armoured vehicle projects since the 1998 defence review has resulted in the Armed Forces facing a significant shortage in the principal armoured vehicles they require, until at least 2024-2025. Today’s National […]


Strong military is key to long-term US success, Gates

Strong military is key to long-term US success, Gates

The ultimate guarantee against success of aggressors, dictators and terrorists in the 21st century is the size, strength and global reach of the United States military, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said May 22. “Beyond the current wars, our military […]


German Armed Forces Cut By One-Fifth In New Shake-Up

German Armed Forces Cut By One-Fifth In New Shake-Up

Germany’s defense minister has announced plans for sweeping changes to how the country’s armed forces operate. The plan includes a reduction of troop numbers by nearly one-fifth. Germany’s armed forces, the Bundeswehr, will see troop numbers slashed by around 45,000 […]


UK MoD Promises More Defense Cash

UK MoD Promises More Defense Cash

Defence Secretary Dr Liam Fox has said today that the long-term vision for Britain’s defence depends upon a sound economic base that enables sustainable military power to be built. Dr Fox expressed these views during a speech entitled ‘Strong Economy, […]


Gates to troops: US must sustain force excellence

Gates to troops: US must sustain force excellence

Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates spoke with Marines and Soldiers and watched them train today at two East Coast military installations, thanking them for their service, and — 48 days away from his June 30 retirement — saying goodbye. “I […]


Fresh Wave of Defence Cuts On Way

Fresh Wave of Defence Cuts On Way

The armed forces face a further wave of cuts in the next financial year as the Ministry of Defence seeks to make more savings. A three-month study, reporting in July, will consider how more personnel and equipment programmes could be […]


US Must Preserve Its Defense Industrial Base, says Lynn

US Must Preserve Its Defense Industrial Base, says Lynn

Competition, a global defense market and targeted research and development spending will be critical in preserving the nation’s defense industrial base during the slowdown in Pentagon spending, Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn III said here last night. In keynote […]


‘Total Force 21′ paper offers new force mix, DOD savings

‘Total Force 21′ paper offers new force mix, DOD savings

Air Force Reserve officials recently announced new guidelines that may help combat planners better access reservists, make the Air Force more efficient and save money. Called “Total Force 21,” this new approach refocuses planning efforts on how many reservists can […]


 
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