Category Sequester

CJCS Dempsey Wants To ‘Rebalance’ Military Away From Use Of Force

CJCS Dempsey Wants To ‘Rebalance’ Military Away From Use Of Force http://www.fortunascorner.wordpress.com James Kitfield has an article in DefenseOne.com with the title above. For the full article, go to DefenseOne.com. Mr. Kitfield/DefenseOne conducted an interview with General Martin Dempsey, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (CJCS). Mr. Kitfield writes that “as U.S. combat […]

Army Brass Sound Dire Sequestration Warnings On Capital Hill

Army Brass Sound Dire Sequestration Warnings On Capitol Hill TwitterFacebook Army leaders told Congress today that the service’s fiscal plans already assume significant risk and warned that prolonged sequestration would “gut” vital resources and capabilities if it is not overturned. Army Secretary John McHugh and Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond Odierno told the House Armed […]

A Defense Budget Based On Hope

A Defense Budget Based on Hope By Editorial Board, Published: March 8 http://www.washingtonpost.com/ opinions/a-military-defense- budget-based-on-hope/2014/03/ 08/4185d6f2-a544-11e3-8466- d34c451760b9_print.html IF, AS the Obama administration is convinced, the United States will no longer conduct “long and large stability operations” in foreign countries, then the defense budget it has proposed for next year makes some logical choices. Troop strength, […]

Ex-SecDef Gates Was Wrong To Publish Memoir Now

I have pasted Eliot Cohen’s entire Weekly Standard essay below and here is the link to it. http://www.weeklystandard. com/articles/man-war_783569. html?page=1 Why Ex-SecDef Gates Was Wrong To Publish Memoir Now http://ricks.foreignpolicy. com/posts/2014/03/03/cohen_ why_ex_defense_secretary_ gates_was_wrong_to_publish_ that_memoir_now Some little grasshoppers will remember that I am a fan of the memoirs of Robert Gates. But my friend Eliot Cohen […]

Here’s What DoD Will Cut, If Sequestration Happens Again In 2016

Here’s What The Pentagon Will Cut If Sequestration Happens Again In 2016 http://www.fortunascorner.wordpress.com Stephanie Gaskill has an online article in this morning’s (Feb. 27, 2014) DefenseOne.com. She notes that “when SecDef Hagel outlined the POTUS’s defense budget request for FY15, he also rolled the dice with a move that tries to turn the table on […]

Can DoD Bust Sequester Caps? Smith Skeptical, Rep. Forbes Hopeful

Can DoD Bust Sequester Caps? Rep. Smith Skeptical, Rep. Forbes Hopeful By SYDNEY J. FREEDBERG JR. on February 26, 2014 at 3:38 PM http://breakingdefense.com/ 2014/02/can-dod-bust- sequester-caps-rep-smith- skeptical-rep-forbes-hopeful/ Fireworks over the US Capitol Dome in Washington, DC. WASHINGTON: The administration has spent the last 48 hours insisting they would not in good conscience submit a Pentagon […]

DoD Gambles On Sequester

Fox: DoD Gambles On Sequester By SYDNEY J. FREEDBERG JR. and COLIN CLARK on February 25, 2014 at 5:49 PM http://breakingdefense.com/ 2014/02/fox-dod-gambles-on- sequester/ Christine Fair, Acting Deputy Secretary of Defense, testifying before Congress. Christine Fair, Acting Deputy Secretary of Defense, testifying before Congress. NEWSEUM: At first it looks like pure wishful thinking: The administration’s 2015 […]