Military

Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 07:02
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told members of Congress on Wednesday that the total for President Obama’s wartime budget for 2015, which is now being finalized, would be “substantially smaller” than the amount allocated for 2014.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - 06:51
The White House is objecting to the House's $570 billion defense spending bill, complaining about congressional restrictions on handling detainees at the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and obstacles to Pentagon cost-saving moves.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - 06:24
Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in the Bureau of Arms Control, Verification, and Compliance, Frank A. Rose spoke about the Obama administrations commitment to ballistic missile defense, specifically the missile defense budget request for FY2015 and cooperation on missile defense with U.S. allies.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - 06:00

Last week was the Center for a New American Security’s (CNAS) Eighth Annual National Security Conference. The panel discussions and keynote speakers’ focused on national security and foreign policy themes that resemble what have been discussed for years:

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 - 08:31
Now faced with a new post-war counterterrorism mission laid out by President Barack Obama in his West Point speech last month, the CENTCOM needs to figure out how it’s going to pay for it — and soon, according to a new Government Accountability Office report.
Monday, June 16, 2014 - 13:02

For the first time, the Department of Defense (DoD) released a biannual report to Congress on its spending for Section 1004 counter-drug assistance, a major program that supports foreign governments’ counternarcotic activities.  

Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 07:28
A U.S. House of Representatives committee has voted to add more funding for the F-35 fighter jet program in fiscal 2015.
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 06:48
The House Appropriations Committee on Tuesday approved a $491 billion spending plan for the Defense Department. The base funding recommendation is $200 million above President Obama’s request and $4.1 billion above last year’s enacted level, according to chairman Rep. Hal Rogers (R-Ky.)
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 - 06:20
The Senate will take up the 2015 Pentagon appropriations bill in early July, while the House will take up its version of the bill next week.
Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 10:05
In his West Point speech, the President will announce that he would ask Congress to support a new Counterterrorism Partnerships Fund (CTPF), which will provide the flexibility and resources required to respond to emerging needs as terrorist threats around the world continue to evolve.

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