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China will not stop increasing military spending: media

China will not stop increasing military spending: media

Chinese state-run media said Thursday the nation’s defence budget would keep expanding but was not evidence of a mounting threat, after the government announced a 12.2 percent rise for 2014. “China has no intention of overturning the current international security […]


Budget plan: Pentagon panics over possibly losing tech edge to Russia, China

Budget plan: Pentagon panics over possibly losing tech edge to Russia, China

The Pentagon is in fear of losing its edge in technology it has held onto for so long and is now factoring this important aspect into its budget. Worry over significant cuts in defense spending might wear down the US […]


Summary of the DoD Fiscal 2015 Budget Proposal

Summary of the DoD Fiscal 2015 Budget Proposal

The Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 budget proposal supports the Department’s 2014 Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR) that is being released in conjunction with the budget. The 2014 QDR updates the Defense Strategic Guidance released in January 2012. This updated strategy focuses […]


China Defense Budget to Increase 12.2 pct in 2014

China Defense Budget to Increase 12.2 pct in 2014

China plans to raise its defense budget by 12.2 percent to 808.2 billion yuan (about 132 billion U.S. dollars) in 2014, according to a draft budget report submitted to the national legislature for review on Wednesday. In 2013, the country […]


Pentagon Reductions ‘First Step’ In Realigning Defense Spending

Pentagon Reductions ‘First Step’ In Realigning Defense Spending

The Defense Department’s senior leaders announced changes today in the Office of the Secretary of Defense and the Joint Staff designed to save money and better align the department’s structures and resources. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Army Gen. Martin […]


Pentagon Official Predicts Bleak Budget Picture for Fiscal 2014

Pentagon Official Predicts Bleak Budget Picture for Fiscal 2014

Budget pressures mean defense acquisition workers’ lives “are going to stay difficult for a while,” their chief told the workforce here this week, but he reminded them that they have a critical mission for the country. Frank Kendall, undersecretary of […]


Hagel orders cuts for Pentagon headquarters

Hagel orders cuts for Pentagon headquarters

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered a 20 percent cut in funding for the Pentagon’s top civilian and military headquarters by 2019, saying everyone has to “do their part.” Hagel announced the order Tuesday during a visit to a naval […]


Asia Pacific defence budgets to outstrip North America by 2021

Asia Pacific defence budgets to outstrip North America by 2021

Defence budgets in the Asia Pacific region will overtake the United States and Canada by 2021, according to a study by respected analysts IHS Jane’s published on Tuesday. Weapons spending in China and other Asia Pacific countries is expected to […]


Air Force Budget Official Outlines Fiscal 2014 Funding Request

Air Force Budget Official Outlines Fiscal 2014 Funding Request

The shadow of sequestration in 2013 and ongoing fiscal uncertainty will affect critical programs and objectives for years to come, Air Force officials said yesterday at a Pentagon briefing on the service’s fiscal year 2014 budget request. While Air Force […]


Defense Budget Cuts Demand Smart Downsizing

Defense Budget Cuts Demand Smart Downsizing

It is generally agreed that the additional cuts to the defense budget required by sequestration will do more than just hurt the military; they will require significant force posture changes and, according to senior Department of Defense (DoD) officials, a […]


 
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