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Pentagon Has Six Months to Spend $80 Billion.

Jack Rametta, Steve Bell / Blog March 13, 2018

Appropriators are scrambling to finalize line-by-line appropriations in accordance with the recently passed Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018.

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Trump’s Defense Budget Plan in Perspective

Sean O’Keefe / Blog February 28, 2017

President Donald Trump’s announced $603 billion FY2018 defense budget could actually represent a slight cut from anticipated FY2017 total national defense spending levels.

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The Building Blocks of a Ready Military

Economy / Research January 24, 2017

The U.S. military’s state of preparedness has become a central focus for policymakers on Capitol Hill and in the Pentagon.

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the Pentagon with the statutory relief needed to test new ideas for managing personnel while also modernizing long outdated policies.

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Why the Pentagon Doesn’t Want an Extra $18 Billion This Year

Sean O’Keefe / Blog July 19, 2016

The nature of the Oversees Contingency Operation budget means it fluctuates wildly every year, making it difficult to efficiently plan for long-term requirements.

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Turkey Targets Kurds First, ISIS Second

Jessica Michek, Blaise Misztal / Blog October 28, 2015

Turkey has demonstrated that it has very different priorities—less than one percent of its airstrikes targeted ISIS and the rest targeted Kurdish forces.

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Into the Danger Zone: Sequestration and Troop Levels

Steve Bell, Mark White / Blog July 10, 2015

The reckless fiscal policy known as sequestration is about to claim another victim.

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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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