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Will the U.S. Stop Turkey from Receiving F-35s?

Jessica Michek, William Ellison / Blog August 8, 2018

It is increasingly likely that future conflicts and security issues will arise that make handing these planes over to Turkey dangerous.

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A Possible Sequester for Defense Spending

Blaise Misztal, Jack Rametta / Blog December 5, 2017

There are a number of actions that Congress could take to avoid a government shutdown, and a number of possible outcomes.

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Cold Weather Ahead for Defense Hawks?

Steve Bell, Jack Rametta / Blog November 7, 2017

It now appears less probable that the Department of Defense will see a substantial budget increase for Fiscal Year 2018

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Defense Bill on Collision Course with Reality

Steve Bell, Jack Rametta / Blog August 10, 2017

Defense spending will soon return to the legislative forefront as the Senate readies for debate on the Fiscal Year 2018.

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BPC Task Force Co-Chairs Welcome White House Attention to Military Spouse Issues

Economy / Press Release August 8, 2017

Statement by BPC Task Force on Defense Personnel co-chairs Kathy Roth-Douquet and former Sen. Jim Talent on White House attention to issues facing military spouses.

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Congress Pushes Stronger Border Security Metrics

Lazaro Zamora / Blog April 28, 2017

The government has generally failed to publish consistent outcome metrics to better inform this discussion.

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Important Military Personnel Reforms on the Table in NDAA Negotiations

Laura Hall / Blog November 15, 2016

Key provisions would provide the Pentagon with the statutory relief needed to test new ideas for managing personnel while also modernizing long outdated policies.

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Lame Duck: What and When?

Steve Bell, Ashley Ridlon / Blog November 14, 2016

Perhaps it is time to put the vitriol of the election behind us and find a constructive path forward on critical issues with bipartisan momentum.

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Force of the Future Survives in Defense Bill

Sean O’Keefe / Blog August 26, 2016

Some of the most innovative ideas proposed in Force of the Future are addressed in the Senate-passed NDAA and are being negotiated for inclusion in the final bill.

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Senate Defense Bill: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Steve Bell, Brian Collins, Kenneth Megan / Blog June 10, 2015

The National Defense Authorization Act presents a mixed bag of good ideas, bad omissions and a truly ugly gimmick.

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