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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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

DoD Budget Cuts Stall New Purchases of Helicopters

Continuing wars and nation building activities in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya and Yemen have generated significant demand for rotary-winged assets for their diverse mission capabilities....

Panetta Warns Of US Defense Budget Disaster

U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says he is very concerned about the possibility of a major cyber attack that he says could paralyze U.S....

China’s Defence Budget 2012: An Analysis

China’s Defence Budget for 2012 continues to follow anticipated trend lines in keeping with its plan of carrying out Revolution in Military Affairs in...