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China Defends Military Expansion

China Defends Military Expansion

China will increase its defense budget by 10 percent this year. The country’s growing military spending is a trend that has many of its neighbors worried. Beijing sees the increase as natural. China has planned a defense budget for the […]


China Defense Budget to Grow 10.7% in 2013: Report

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China plans to raise its central government defense budget by 10.7 percent to 720.2 billion yuan (114.3 billion U.S. dollars) in 2013, according to a budget report submitted to the national legislature for review on Tuesday. The military spending will […]


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 […]


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 […]


Japan plans to raise military budget amid China row

Japan plans to raise military budget amid China row

Japan will raise military spending this year for the first time in over a decade under a ruling party plan, an official said Tuesday, as Tokyo summoned Beijing’s envoy in a territorial row. The national defence task force of the […]


Obama Signs $633 Billion Defense Authorization Act

Obama Signs $633 Billion Defense Authorization Act

President Barack Obama signed the $633 billion fiscal 2013 National Defense Authorization Act into law yesterday. The legislation, which cleared Congress last month, authorizes the department to act in any number of instances. “There are certain things that cannot be […]


US military braces for sweeping budget cuts

US military braces for sweeping budget cuts

The Pentagon is bracing for deep spending cuts that will affect every facet of the US military if lawmakers fail to agree a deal to avert dramatic budget reductions, officials said Monday. The Defense Department will be forced to scale […]


Norway 2013 Defense Budget: More Training, Improved Force Readiness

Norway 2013 Defense Budget: More Training, Improved Force Readiness

The Norwegian government proposes to spend nearly USD 7.4 billion (EUR 5,5 billion/NOK 42.2 billion) on defence in 2013, a real increase from 2012 of USD 52.5 million/EUR 39 million/NOK 300 million. This comes on top of continued efficiency gains […]


 
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