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the White House said military spending was a "top priority". But diplomats ... Britain, however, has refused to commit to the target after this parliament and defence chiefs fear the military budget could dip below the two per cent mark soon. Former ...
I'm sure they must know, but when any amount of cutting back on military spending comes up, the political folks in Washington begin shouting Fort Polk should be cut back.

Given that pace, and the pressures on military spending, buying new Js for everyone does not seem like a possibility. Time is a factor in any upgrade program.
In the years following 9-11, the U.S. became engulfed in wars in both Afghanistan and Iraq. "They (the U.S. military) had pretty much all the budgets that they wanted," said Rod Reum, CEO of Vancouver's Mission Ready Services Inc. (MRSI) (TSX-V:MRS).

Tokyo: Japan's defence planners are seeking their biggest budget ever for the coming fiscal year to pay for stealth fighters, drones and a hi-tech submarine, as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe bolsters the military amid an intensifying rivalry with China.
Campaigners have opened a camp with thousands of protesters due in Newport ahead of next week's NATO summit. Kitchens, toilets and washing facilities haven been installed at Tredegar Park with the first demonstration expected on Saturday, five days ...
The challenge with reforming America's armed services' budget is managing a culture of dependence. Nearly 70 years after the beginning of the Cold War, what President Eisenhower called the "military-industrial complex" is more subtle and interwoven ...
Instead, military spending looks sure to rebound, prolonging the shortage of money needed to fix roads, rebuild bridges and repair schools.
Afghanistan's economy, vastly supported by international military spending and aid since the 2001 U.S.-led invasion to topple the Taliban, finds itself struggling on the precipice of what could be an uncertain future.
SITTING CONGRESSMAN ANDREW CRENSHAW HOLDS A VERY INFLUENTIAL SEAT ON THE DEFENSE OF APPROPRIATION SUBCOMMITTEE IN CONGRESS. HE HAS A BIG SAY ON military spending. IT'S ONLY 15 MEMBERS OF CONGRESS ...
If a quarter of the hundreds of billions in military spending had gone into advanced space development, it could have been Russia-based asteroid mining companies that find and exploit the asteroids with trillions of dollars of recoverable resources ...
BBC: Poroshenko boosts military spending. Print version. Aug. 25, 2014, 9:31 a.m. | Ukraine abroad - by BBC. Ukraine's president Petro Poroshenko during the national anthem of Ukraine on Independence Square in Kyiv on Aug. 24.
... pro-Russian separatists in the east countered with a provocative anti-independence show of captured Ukrainian soldiers. Ukraine president Petro Poroshenko announced an additional $3 billion in military spending in response to a "constant military ...
President Petro Poroshenko announced an additional $3 billion in military spending in response to a "constant military threat.
Poroshenko announced he would raise military spending by $3 billion through 2017, a 50 percent increase from current budget targets.

However, other reports suggest that the government is proceeding with unchecked momentum, now that the Cabinet has officially changed its interpretation of collective self-defense, toward both increasing Japan's military budget and strengthening its ...
Kiev (dpa) - Ukraine will spend billions of dollars re-equipping its armed forces, President Petro Poronshenko said Sunday in a speech commemorating his country's Independence Day.
Ukraine's president has announced that almost $3bn will be spent on re-equipping the army after an "exhausting" campaign against pro-Russian rebels.
Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko has vowed to increase military spending by $3 billion over the next few years because of the ongoing pro-Russian separatist threat in the east of Ukraine.
... "Restraint: A New Foundation for U.S. Grand strategy," which quite credibly estimates that one-third of our current overall national debt is due to increased military spending beyond what was anticipated in 2001, with the gravely mistaken decision ...
US weapons makers have been eyeing what they call "adjacent" markets for years, keen to drum up fresh demand for products initially developed for the military and, recently, to offset declines in US and European military spending. Faced with a ...
Kiev, Ukraine - Ukraine's president has vowed to boost military spending by 40 billion hryvnia ($3 billion) in the next three years as government forces seek to overpower pro-Russian separatists in the east.
Ukraine's president has announced that almost $3bn will be spent on re-equipping the army after an "exhausting" campaign against pro-Russian rebels.
And a much higher percentage of their military spending should go toward funding the NATO budget, so that NATO, as an alliance, can afford to pay for important operations.
It would further solidify the Fort Custer Training Center's importance to the military and make it a less likely target for future cut-backs in military spending. And it would help protect the eastern United States from intercontinental ballistic ...
This explosion of debt has crowded out spending on needed priorities such as military spending, which is the first and foremost responsibility of the federal government.
In any event, there's no secret that our country sports the largest military budget in the world. Indeed, we spend so much on warfare - what we prefer to call Defense - no one knows for sure what the numbers actually are.
And will the crisis prompt a rethink on the wisdom of paring back military spending in Europe? Will EUrope's leaders show a new realism next week when they consider who should represent the EU on foreign affairs?
In a separate letter published in the Telegraph - penned by Andrew Roberts and Sir Michael - the Lobbyists called on the British government to show leadership in Europe and increase military spending to "implement an updated strategy, which takes full ...
Warsaw is also building up its own military capacity: The country is already one of the top defense spenders in the region, devoting 1.95 percent of GDP to military spending. Now, the country is promising to reach the Atlantic alliance's formal goal of ...
The growing importance of this program was also evident from the recently announced June quarter results, in which despite weak U.S.
... 1922, to parents Matterson and Effie (Brown) Jude, is a World War II veteran and traveled extensively during his tour in the military, spending time in Fort Campbell, Kentucky; Fort MacArthur in San Pedro, California; as well as England, France and ...
What is wrong with our military budget when we can afford to give away usable weapons and equipment? Why can't the Pentagon order fewer vehicles and guns so the federal grants that would fund patrol car cameras could be more substantial?
FAYETTEVILLE, North Carolina - A union that represents civilian workers at Fort Bragg is asking the congressional delegation to fight potential budget cuts.
There is considerable variation amongst the Southeast (SE) Asian nations in the rates of increase of their military spending, and so are the reasons for it. The countries with the largest increases in military spending in recent years in SE Asia are ...
The Czech Republic's constructive role in world affairs and security challenges around the globe has come despite a military budget has been creeping downwards for years. Until last year, it was only slightly over 1 percent of GDP. In the recent past ...
Cambodia and Thailand are not parties to these territorial disputes, and other countries in the region, such as Malaysia, Singapore and Taiwan have made only very modest increases in their military spending in recent years, the expert added.
The Czech Republic's constructive role in world affairs and security challenges around the globe has come despite a military budget has been creeping downwards for years. Until last year, it was only slightly over 1 percent of GDP. In the recent past ...
police violence in the United States should not surprise anyone. In Ferguson, Missouri, we have witnessed the use against US citizens of Iraq-tested war technologies.
For liberals who consider Clinton suspect on military matters, Sanders voted against the most recent defense spending bill, saying it was another "bloated military budget." Warren, who represents a state with six military bases, voted for it. Sanders ...
Cambodia and Thailand are not parties to these territorial disputes, and other countries in the region, such as Malaysia, Singapore and Taiwan have made only very modest increases in their military spending in recent years, the expert added.
The biennial air show, which was not held as planned in 2013 due to military budget cuts, has been a popular draw at Rochester's airport for years.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - A proposed military budget worth more than a half-trillion dollars recently passed the Senate, but there are more hurdles.
Department of defense budget cuts also hurt the state, which relies heavily on military spending. In Hampton Roads, 42 percent of the gross regional product depends on it, McAuliffe said.
"If you are a politician and you want to carve out money for your district, the best place to do that is the military budget," said Schweizer, with the government Accountability Institute. Countless stories have been done on tanks, planes, ... Some ...
(Numbers adjusted for inflation.) Even within the military budget, the allocation of funds does not help the Ukrainian armed forces to modernize, says Konrad Muzyka, a Europe and Commonwealth Of Independent States armed forces analyst with IHS Jane's.
With regional military spending forecast to rise to US$40 billion in 2016, 10 percent above last year's level, some countries are already developing their own exports.
According to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), global military spending last year was about $1.75 trillion, with the top 15 nations accounting for about $1.4 trillion of that.


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