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$740 billion defence bill bans federal law enforcement and troops from hiding their identities while responding to protests

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 […]
$740 billion defence bill bans federal law enforcement and troops from hiding their identities while responding to protests
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The coronavirus pandemic could leave ‘a profound economic impact’ on the Pentagon

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 coronavirus pandemic could leave ‘a profound economic impact’ on the Pentagon
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The 15 countries with the highest military budgets in 2017

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. […]
The 15 countries with the highest military budgets in 2017
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Here’s the hardware the world’s top 25 militaries have in their arsenals

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 […]
Here’s the hardware the world’s top 25 militaries have in their arsenals
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Germany’s military is falling behind, and the US is putting it on notice

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. […]
Germany’s military is falling behind, and the US is putting it on notice
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The Air Force is preparing to fight in space ‘in a matter of years’

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 […]
The Air Force is preparing to fight in space ‘in a matter of years’