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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 […]


National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012

National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012

In releasing his version of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012, the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee today cautioned that the Administration should not repeat the mistakes of the past while expecting better results. U.S. […]


Security Requires Balanced Spending, Flournoy Says

Security Requires Balanced Spending, Flournoy Says

The federal government needs to strike a better balance between funding the Defense Department and civilian agencies for long-term national security, the undersecretary of defense for policy said last night. “I am a strong proponent of very robust defense spending,” […]


Mullen: DOD Must Help Solve Federal Debt Crisis

Mullen: DOD Must Help Solve Federal Debt Crisis

The Defense Department has to be part of the solution for the country’s debt crisis, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said here today. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen has called the federal debt “the biggest single threat to […]


 
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