One of Biden's first acts after taking office as president was to halt construction of the border wall.
A provision of the final version of the fiscal year 2021 National Defence Authorization Act bars federal law-enforcement personnel and members of the armed forces from hiding their identities while responding to civil disturbances. The practice caused concern as some unmarked federal law enforcement officials responded to protests and unrest […]
Global military expenditures rose in 2019 to the highest level since 1988, according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute. The US has led the way, spending 38% of the total, but China and India continue to pour money into defence. But a coronavirus-related economic slowdown could bring that spending […]
The coronavirus and related economic slowdown is affecting the defence industry, disrupting work by major firms and smaller suppliers alike. In the longer-term, however, a nationwide economic contraction caused by the pandemic could mean more dramatic budget cuts for which the Pentagon isn’t prepared. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more […]
The Department of the Navy wants to reduce the size of the Marine Corps by 2,300 troops, it revealed on Monday in its fiscal year 2021 budget request. The department said that the move is part of efforts to free up resources to “reinvest in modernisation and increasing lethality.” The […]
The US killed a top Iranian general in a January 3 strike that Iran has vowed to retaliate, a tense stand-off that comes as the US is also facing a competition with Russia and China for military dominance. Head-to-head comparisons of conventional military forces is quite complicated, which is part […]
President Trump toured a sprawling manufacturing site in Ohio that has been building Army tanks and armoured vehicles since World War II. It nearly shuttered in 2012 under the drastic “sequestration” cuts, but it now produces about 11 tanks a month and employs a growing workforce of 580. President Donald […]
President Donald Trump has reportedly asked Defence Secretary Jim Mattis to prepare a $US750 billion budget proposal for military spending 2020, according to Politico. Just months ago, Trump asked every major cabinet agency to submit proposals cutting their budget by 5% next year. Since his presidential campaign, Trump has appeared […]
Global military spending reached $US1.739 trillion in 2017, up 1.1% from 2016, according to a report released on Wednesday from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute. “Continuing high world military expenditure is a cause for serious concern,” Ambassador Jan Eliasson, chair of the SIPRI governing board, said in the report. […]
Congress apportioned much less money for President Donald Trump’s border wall than he desires. In response, Trump is now looking to the Pentagon to pay for the wall. Such a move requires legislative approval that is not likely to be forthcoming. Stymied by the lack of funding for his promised […]
The US is the world’s most powerful military, according to firepower. Russia and China aren’t far behind. President Donald Trump has reemphasized military strength, reportedly planning to ask for $US716 billion in defence spending in 2019 – a 7% increase over the 2018 budget (though spending is currently limited by […]
President Donald Trump has emphasised military might during his first year in office, but the US is not the only country seeking to expand its battlefield capacities. Between 2012 and 2016,more weapons were delivered than during any five-year period since 1990. Arms sales indicate who is beefing up their armed […]
Germany’s armed forces have faced a number of equipment shortages and problems in recent years. The deficiencies come as Berlin debates how much to increase defence spending and amid growing tensions between NATO and Russia. The US has pressured Germany and other members of NATO to increase their military expenditures. […]
The Air Force is getting ready for a potential conflict in space. The force’s 2019 budget underscores the “tremendous emphasis” the Air Force is putting on the new domain, a senior official said. The Air Force already faces extensive operational obligations on Earth, but the service is shifting focus to […]
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