Category budget deficit, debt

Pentagon Seeks 13% Weapons Increase as Obama Urges End to Cuts

Pentagon Seeks 13% Weapons Increase as Obama Urges End to Cuts Don’t Miss Out — Follow us on: Facebook Twitter Instagram Youtube by Anthony Capaccio 3:13 PM EST January 29, 2015 U.S. soldiers arrive at the scene following a suicide car bomb attack on a European Union police vehicle along the Kabul-Jalalabad road on Jan. […]

Kendall: Sequestration Will Harm U.S. Military Superiority

Kendall: Sequestration Will Harm U.S. Military Superiority 01/28/2015 03:45 PM CST Kendall: Sequestration Will Harm U.S. Military Superiority By Cheryl Pellerin DoD News, Defense Media Activity WASHINGTON, Jan. 28, 2015 – The severe, multiyear budget cuts of sequestration will have a negative impact on the Defense Department and U.S. military technological superiority, Under Secretary of […]

Five Rules for Defense Spending

CAPITOL HILL, CONGRESS, HOUSE ARMED SERVICES COMMITTEE, STRATEGY & POLICY Five Rules for Defense Spending By DOUG MACGREGOR on January 26, 2015 at 4:06 PM http://breakingdefense.com/ 2015/01/five-rules-for- defense-spending/ The US Capitol seen from the Newseum this morning during a US Naval Institute conference. The US Capitol seen from the Newseum. In 1796 Thomas Jefferson said […]

Inside Ash Carter’s Pentagon Transition Team

Inside Ash Carter’s Pentagon Transition Team http://www.fortunascorner.wordpress.com Gordon Lubold, writing on today’s DefenseOne.com website, writes that new Secretary of Defense nominee Ashton Carter, “has picked a small team of experienced hands with whom he has worked closely with in the past — to form a transition team — to help prepare him for a confirmation […]

Joint Chiefs Warn: ‘We Can’t Do More With Less’

Joint Chiefs Warn: ‘We Can’t Do More With Less’ http://thehill.com/policy/ defense/227878-dempseys- holiday-warning-we-cant-do- more-with-less#.VJhzfldOnd8. twitter By Kristina Wong – 12/22/14 02:08 PM EST The nation’s top military officer praised the troops on Monday in his annual holiday message while pressuring Congress to accept the “hard choices” he says are needed under a tightened budget. “The Joint […]

Post-9/11 War Costs Reach $1.6 Trillion

Not as simple as the title and amount shows. A good portion of that money goes to defense industry, food service industry, defense industrial base, etc. to support the troops and the war. That money that did — translates into jobs here at home. RCP The entire CRS report can be downloaded here: http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/ natsec/RL33110.pdf […]

With Final FY15 Defense Budget, The Devil’s In The Details

With Final FY15 Defense Budget, The Devil’s In The Details by Janine Davidson December 18, 2014 U.S. Representative Buck McKeon (R-CA) (L) holds up a media release as he and Senator Carl Levin (D-MI) (R), chairmen of the House and Senate Armed Services Committees, hold a news conference to talk about progress between the two […]