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In 2012, though, its $17 million efforts paid off: the annual defense budget bill revived an expensive Northrop Grumman Global Hawk drone program - despite the president's initial plans to slash military spending. In 2013, as the defense budget shrank ...
Based on a number of signals that the government is going to keep tightening its military spending, that downward spiral is just going to continue.

Between 1998 and 2014, annual compensation costs per active-duty service member increased by 76 percent, to $123,000, while the overall military budget increased by 42 percent - yet, since 2010, the base Defense Department budget has been declining ...
The authors do find a big difference in military spending - real defense spending has grown 5.9 percent under Democratic presidents and just 0.8 percent under Republican ones.
Lockheed Martin's (nyse:LMT) second quarter earnings rose by 5% annually to $2.76 per share as higher F-35 production volume and reversal of pension expenses outweighed weak U.S.
World's Top 5 countries by military spending. The incessant violence in the Middle East and the escalating tensions in the Ukraine-Russia region have turned the spotlight on the military might of countries.

Yatsenyuk orders drafting of military spending plan until end of 2014. Print version. July 23, 2014, 3:41 p.m. | Ukraine - by Interfax-Ukraine.
Semerak: Yatseniuk orders drafting of military spending plan until end of 2014. Print version. July 23, 2014, 5:13 p.m. |. "The Prime Minister of Ukraine has ordered to develop a timetable of expenses for military needs, which will be necessary ...
That puts it fourth behind Oman (11.5%), Saudi Arabia (9%) and Afghanistan (6.2%) in the World Bank's world ranking of military spending. The US spends 3.8% of GDP on military. Britain spends 2.3% of its GDP on the military. Israel's spending used to ...
The editorial sounded a word of caution when it said that "if Pakistan government is considering increasing military spending to resume the arms race that (Prime Minister Nawaz) Sharif stated was `wasted resources' last year, they must remember where ...
What is interesting is, despite the narrative, though the US is leading the others in military reduction, it doesn't seem to be determining how much they spend since the reduction in its spending is not matched by a proportional reduction in military ...
Lockheed Martin (nyse:LMT) will announce its second quarter earnings Tuesday, July 22. The defense contractor is coming off an average first quarter in which its revenues fell by 4% annually, as higher F-35 sales were more than offset by lower contract ...
Lawmakers warn President Obama is shortchanging the military by calling it into action at the U.S. border without providing a boost in funding.
China has aggressively asserted itself in the South China Sea, and has also begun to do the same in the Indian Ocean, a move that India sees as a threat.
Based on SIPRI's 2013 data, these are the countries with the largest military budgets. According to Dr. Sam ... In other countries - especially those where military spending was on the rise - military budgets were dependent on a number of factors. A ...
Asia's top aerospace and defence show opens on February 11 in Singapore with major global arms makers seeking to cash in on rising military spending as territorial disputes escalate in the region. AFP PHOTO / ROSLAN RAHMAN (Photo credit should read ...
Asia's top aerospace and defence show opens on February 11 in Singapore with major global arms makers seeking to cash in on rising military spending as territorial disputes escalate in the region. AFP PHOTO / ROSLAN RAHMAN (Photo credit should read ...

Saturday, July 12, 2014 - India boosted military budget by 12 percent in 2014-15 over the previous year in a budget presented on Thursday and further opened the domestic weapons industry to foreign investment to help rebuild the military.
New Delhi: The government boosted defence spending by 12 per cent in 2014-15 over the previous year in a Budget presented on Thursday and further opened the domestic weapons industry to foreign investment to help rebuild the military and narrow the ...
finance Minister Arun Jaitley set the military budget at 2.29 trillion Indian rupees ($38.35 billion) for 2014-15, 50 billion rupees more than what the previous government agreed in an interim budget earlier this year.
finance Minister Arun Jaitley set the military budget at $38.35 billion (2.29 trillion Indian rupees) for 2014-15, 50 billion rupees more than what the previous government agreed to in an interim budget earlier this year.
The country's current military budget is almost 50 billion rupees more than what the previous government agreed in an interim budget earlier this year.
Although arms expenditure has actually increased in much of the world, military spending in the United States - which still accounted for 37% of total global military spending in 2013 - has declined in recent years. ... Based on SIPRI's 2013 data ...
BRATISLAVA, July 7 (Xinhua) -- Slovak President Andrej Kiska met officials from the Defense Ministry for the first time on Monday and as commander-in-chief received a detailed outlook of the state of the army and its plans for the future, informed the ...
Fall River resident Nancy Arthur, holding a sign questioning U.S. military spending, said she thinks demonstrations, however small, have their influence.
Fall River resident Nancy Arthur, holding a sign questioning U.S. military spending, said she thinks demonstrations, however small, have their influence.
San Antonio - State lawmakers heard several hours worth of testimony Wednesday about the impact of potential future base realignment and closures, cuts in military spending and the recent government shutdown on Texas troops and the local economy.
According to the Pentagon, the rapid growth of China's military spending reflects its increasing assertiveness in the region.
A: The book addresses the issues of American empire and institutional failure by asking why a nation founded on a severe distrust of permanent armies and centralized power developed and perpetuated the most powerful military in history.
A: The book addresses the issues of American empire and institutional failure by asking why a nation founded on a severe distrust of permanent armies and centralized power developed and perpetuated the most powerful military in history.
It has become an annual ritual. the US Department of Defence recently released its report to Congress on China's "military and security developments", which was followed by Beijing's comment that it overstated the "so-called Chinese military threat".
the US huge budget deficit is created due to Washington's military spending, says Don DeBar, an American political commentator and anti-war activist.
... carry out training exercises and maneuvers with these allies and clients, assure them of the sacredness of our commitment to their security, and press these states and major allies to increase their military budgets. One thing he hasn't done is to ...
The Declaration of Independence guarantees the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. The concept of "a right" is being changed politically into "you owe me" or "others owe me.
Territorial disputes in the South China Sea have highlighted the ongoing tensions between China and countries including The Philippines, Vietnam, Taiwan, Malaysia and Brunei Darussalam, with the US also weighing in recently with its proposals for a ...
The Cato Institute, an American Libertarian think tank, has urged Pentagon to considerably decrease the US military budget, arguing that many of the current global security problems stem from excessive US military presence in the world.
NATO allies are boosting their military spending in Europe and are preparing to impose greater sanctions against Russia unless it withdraws its forces from the Ukrainian border and stops the flow of weapons to separatists.
In April, the CBO projected - based on current law - that the Pentagon would spend roughly $606 billion dollars in 2015. The just-passed House defense budget spends $570.4 billion.
NATO allies are boosting their military spending in Europe and are preparing to impose greater sanctions against Russia unless it withdraws its forces from the Ukrainian border and stops the flow of weapons to separatists.
It is possible to see these calls for more military spending as just the normal functioning of agents for the US military/security complex.
For a month now, I've been sitting on a May 20 New York Times op-ed by two Marine officers about the benefits of the A-10 attack plane and the limitations of relying on high-tech, cheaper military solutions like the drone.
Le Monde denounced the finance Ministry's proposed military spending cuts as "small shopkeepers' arithmetic. It doesn't take into account the impact...[of] defense expenditure on the aeronautical industry and other cutting-edge sectors. Worried, the ...
Observers are waiting to see whether the military spending increases significantly following the power seizure by the military on May 22.
TWO of the things members of Congress love best are loudly supporting the troops and pumping lots of federal dollars back home. Firms that make military kit therefore make sure to spread their factories across multiple states and electoral districts ...
The biblical assertion that there is nothing original under the sun finds form on a regular basis in the behaviour of states. This is particularly so regarding assumptions or more often than not, misassumptions, about military means and abilities.
The U.S. House Appropriations Committee easily approved the 2015 defense appropriations bill and a separate war funding section. Staff Dayton Business Journal.
Both libertarians and conservatives want to keep America safe. We differ on how best to do that. Most libertarians believe our attempts to create or support democracy around the world have made us new enemies, and done harm as well as good.
Of federal expenses, the military budget should be a designated slot, sustained by a known financial source. How many Americans know how our military is funded?
the Pentagon estimates that China's military spending exceeded $145 billion last year, 21 percent above the $119.5 billion figure announced by China.
U.S. says China's 2013 military spending exceeded $145 billion. Updated: 2014-06-06 PM 9:26:21 (KST). facebook; twitter; googleplus; National email; National print.


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