Category Sequester

Defense Bill At An Impasse, But A Solution Is Within Reach

July 29, 2015, 02:00 pm Defense Bill At An Impasse, But A Solution Is Within Reach http://thehill.com/blogs/ pundits-blog/defense/249636- defense-bill-at-an-impasse- but-a-solution-is-within-reach By Former Sen. Jim Talent (R-Mo.) and Mackenzie Eaglen, contributor 94416  3

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

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

Another QDR Failure?

Another QDR Failure? http://nationalinterest.org/ print/commentary/another-qdr- failure-9923 February 24, 2014 J. Randy Forbes [2] We again approach another release of the Pentagon’s Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR). This will be the fifth QDR published since the Congress established the process as part of the 1997 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). After numerous conversations with officials at the […]

DoD Budget: What’s On Chopping Block/What’s Safe, And What Might Get Cut?

What’s On the Chopping Block-and What’s Safe-in the Pentagon’s Shrinking Budget? Here’s a look at what might get cut, and what might make the cut. http://www.nationaljournal. com/defense/what-s-on-the- chopping-block-and-what-s- safe-in-the-pentagon-s- shrinking-budget-20140223 A HH-60G Pave Hawk hovers over pararescuemen and Brig. Gen. Jack L. Briggs, the 455th Air Expeditionary Wing commander, during a training mission at Bagram […]