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Incumbent President of Egypt Abdel Fattah el-Sisi was re-elected for a second term in last week's presidential election, winning 97% of the vote. Facing myriad internal and external security challenges, Sisi vowed to safeguard Egypt's security during his election campaign. The country has already spent ...
Not only does his brazen bellicosity and demented militarism rival that of the other three members of Trump's new War Cabinet, but Mattis also spent a 40 year career sucking the hind teats of the Warfare State, where he apparently never met a military budget that was big enough. That is to say, Mattis is not ...

We were invited to the complex Friday to sit down with the Secretary of the U.S. Army, who made his first visit to the arsenal Friday morning. Because of military funding, the arsenal is busier than it's been in years. From the quiet, old look of the large complex, you would never know some of the most advanced pieces of ...
“Our Military is again rich,” he wrote, a week after signing a budget deal that boosted military spending by tens of billions of dollars. “Building a great Border Wall, with drugs (poison) and enemy combatants pouring into our Country, is all about National Defense. Build WALL through M!” The White House did ...
On Tuesday, CNN reported that Trump has privately floated the idea of using that military budget to fund construction of a border wall with Mexico. Trump discussed that idea in a private meeting last week with House Speaker Paul Ryan, a source familiar with the conversations said, as he reviewed the ...
Inside Defense has a new, in-depth look at how GOP defense hawks worked for months publicly and behind the scenes on Capitol Hill to win a historic increase in military spending. The story of how lawmakers increased the Pentagon's budget -- despite mandatory spending caps, Washington gridlock and ...

“Today, we receive the largest military budget in history, reversing many years of decline and unpredictable funding,” Defense Secretary James “Mad Dog” Mattis said on Friday. “Now, it's our responsibility in the military to spend every dollar wisely.” The extra money will be spent on a range of line items, ...
WASHINGTON — Still angry about the budget deal he signed last week, President Donald Trump has floated the idea of using the military's budget to pay for his long-promised border wall with Mexico, despite the fact that such spending would likely require approval from Congress. Trump raised the ...
FILE - In this March 13, 2018 file photo, President Donald Trump talks with reporters as he reviews border wall prototypes in San Diego. Trump is floating the idea of using the military's budget to pay for his long-promised border wall with Mexico. Trump raised the idea to House Speaker Paul Ryan at a ...
Countries should be investing in books not bullets, said Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi at a child rights summit. Countries should spend more on schooling and less on weapons to ensure that children affected by war get an education, a child rights summit heard yesterday. The gathering in Jordan was ...
by PRINTUS LeBLANC || If you haven't heard, President Donald Trump signed a horrendous $1.3 trillion omnibus bill on Friday. The bill funded the military, but that's about all of President Trump's priorities it funded. Leadership in the House and Senate used the military as a hostage to get the funding for ...
Total U.S. military spending in 2017 was only 4 percent less than in 2010. Not only is Trump wrong about what actually happened, he's wrong about what the effect would have been if things had happened that way. There's nothing wrong with the security of the United States that "deep cuts" in military ...
WASHINGTON (KELO.com) - The Senate voted just after midnight to approve the one point three trillion-dollar, omnibus spending bill, which avoids another government shutdown. South Dakota Senator Mike Rounds, who has been critical of the process, voted for the bill, saying it has a substantial boost in ...
WASHINGTON – A more than $650 billion military spending plan was key in winning over President Trump's support for an overall budget deal mere hours after he threatened to veto it and force a potential government shutdown. Shortly before 8 a.m. Friday, hours after the House and Senate had passed a ...
DES MOINES, Iowa -- "I flew fighters at the Des Moines Air National Guard for over 20 years," said retired Colonel Keith Acheson. "I was proud to be a former Squadron Commander." When it comes to military readiness, Keith Acheson knows his stuff and is happy about the nearly $700 billion that will be ...
The shortfalls in Indian defense budget allocations become even more serious when compared to China's military spending. Earlier in the month, China announced its defense spending for 2018 at around 1.1 trillion yuan ($174.5 billion). Though that is almost certainly lower than the actual defense budget, ...
Congressional leaders finalised a sweeping $1.3trn (€1.05trn) budget bill on Wednesday that substantially boosts military and domestic spending. But it leaves behind young immigrant "Dreamers", deprives president Donald Trump of some of his border wall money and takes only incremental steps to ...

WASHINGTON — Congressional leaders all but finalized a sweeping $1.3 trillion budget bill Wednesday that substantially boosts military and domestic spending but leaves behind young immigrant “Dreamers,” deprives President Donald Trump some of his border wall money and takes only incremental ...
Frelinghuysen Touts Big Military Budget Hike; House Ponders Bills. The U.S. House is primed to vote on the ... The U.S. House of Representatives plans to vote this week on a package of 12 appropriations bills that includes a huge hike to federal military spending. The bills would provide $654 billion in ...
Military budget in massive spending bill would usher in pay raises, new ships and planes. The House ... The Department of Defense budget gained momentum last month when congressional members reached a two-year deal to bust budgetary caps that limited military spending this year to $549 million.
Next the Spanish-American War where we had to depend on volunteer help to fight some those battles because of military budget constraints (once again not enough experience troops). Remember WWI. Do we not remember the pictures of our troops training with broom handles due to a shortage of ...
Yet President Donald Trump's proposal to increase military spending by $195 billion over the next two years, which will build up the yearly military budget to approximately $716 billion in 2019, was met with a collective shrug of acceptance. There is little debate in either Congress or the country about ...
CAIRO – 21 March 2018: President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi said that there are no instructions to jail anyone who voices opposition or grievances towards the government. However, he added in an interview Tuesday that people should not spread feelings of hopelessness, claiming that it will eventually turn into ...
President Vladimir Putin has said on that Russia would cut its military spending, a day after he won a presidential election with a landslide. 'We have plans to decrease our defence spending both this year and next. But this will not lead to any decline in the country's defence capacity,' he said during a ...
China is now at the point of launching its second aircraft carrier and integrating stealth fighters and advanced missiles into its military force. The increase in China's military budget, up from 7 percent in 2017 and 7.6 percent in 2016, is perhaps predictable given the reduction in its number of troops as well as ...
U.S. Marines from 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force, Battalion landing team deployed from Okinawa, Japan participate in the U.S. and South Korean Marines joint landing operation at Pohang seashore on March 31, 2014 in Pohang, South Korea. In total, we have a U.S. military presence in 80 percent of the ...
NATO members have increased defense spending in general, but European countries are having difficulties meeting a target of 2 percent of GDP demanded by US President Donald Trump. Germany is a long way off. Only three NATO members from the EU are meeting defense spending goals, the military ...
Sully Sullivan joined Good Morning San Diego to discuss President Trump's first budget proposal and how it will impact military spending. · President Donald Trump's first budget proposal will look to increase defense and security spending by $54 billion to $716B and cut roughly the same amount from ...
The result was that a majority of survey respondents reported that they favored cutting the military budget by $41 billion. Current public opinion on military spending has a clear partisan dimension. In its February 2018 polling, Gallup found that, among Republicans and independents leaning Republican, ...
The President and the company have moved past their initial rocky relationship, with Boeing benefiting from tax cuts and military spending. Mnuchin: The president was successful with Congress in increasing the military budgets significantly. This is one of his big goals going back to the campaign. He thinks ...
The result was that a majority of survey respondents reported that they favored cutting the military budget by $41 billion. Current public opinion on military spending has a clear partisan dimension. In its February 2018 polling, Gallup found that among Republicans and independents leaning Republican 54 ...
No matter how we develop our military strength or what the amount of increase in military spending or how much we explain, they tend to see China as a military threat. Chinese military budget for 2018 stands at 1.11 trillion yuan ($175 billion), a year-on-year rise of 8.1 percent. Since China adopted reform ...
Early in February, the Republican-controlled Congress passed and President Donald Trump signed new federal budget legislation that increased U.S. military spending by $165 billion over the next two years. Remarkably, though, a Gallup public opinion poll, conducted only days before, found that only 33 ...
During the ongoing two sessions - the first session of the 13th National People's Congress and the first session of the 13th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference - a reporter from The Washington Post asked me about the 8.1 percent increase in China's military ...
U.S. allies might be asked to increase their financial commitments to NATO to avoid new U.S. tariffs on their exports of steel and aluminum to the United States, the U.S. Treasury secretary has said. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin told CNBC in an interview on March 9 that President Donald Trump will ...
The Pentagon recently called for another astronomical spending increase at a time when the country's defense budget is larger than the next eight biggest nations' budgets – combined. Meanwhile, the Pentagon has begun to restrict the public's access to data on the 17-year-long War in Afghanistan.
MOAA President talks military spending. Retired Air Force Lieutenant General Dana Atkins said they are consistent advocates of helping soldiers get higher pay. Author: Jillian Angeline. Published: 8:05 PM CST March 8, 2018. Updated: 11:29 PM CST March 8, 2018. The President and CEO of one of the largest veteran ...
The Chinese government recently announced a near 10% increase in their military budget for 2018. ... "A large part of the growth of the defense budget is to make up for the low military spending in the past and is mainly used to upgrade equipment and improve the welfare of servicemen and women and ...
When assessing China's military spending and modernization, we should keep six things in mind. First, China's official military spending figures are questionable, with many independent estimates suggesting that it already spends in excess of $200 billion on its military each year. Although the People's ...
For the Times and the highest echelons of the military, spending £160 billion on pensions, more than £100 billion a year on the National Health Service, £59 billion on welfare, £40 billion on public education and over £20 billion on the housing benefit subsidy—at the expense of military spending—is ...
The commander of the U.S. Navy's Pacific Fleet said on Tuesday that China's military budget had a troubling lack of transparency, a day after Beijing announced the biggest hike in military spending in three years. China on Monday unveiled an 8.1 percent rise in defense spending for 2018, fueling an ...
Among China's neighbors Japan in particular, has raised the lack of transparency as a major problem in China's military spending. Reacting to the increase in military spending, Yoichi Shimada, professor at Fukui Prefectural University, said that “it is an open secret that China's military spending is far bigger ...
Only the U.S. outpaces China in military spending, with Washington's defense outlays running about four times Beijing's, according to the London-based International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS). The new military budget comes as the NPC is expected to abolish term limits for China's President Xi ...
China's defence spending will rise by 8.1 per cent this year to 1.1 trillion yuan (£125 billion) as it prepares to deploy its second aircraft carrier, build stealth fighters and unveil new anti-aircraft and anti-ship missiles. Details of the increase were published in a report to the National People's Congress, China's ...
TOKYO (Reuters) - The commander of the U.S. Navy's Pacific Fleet said on Tuesday that China's military budget had a troubling lack of transparency, a day after Beijing announced the biggest hike in military spending in three years. China on Monday unveiled an 8.1 percent rise in defense spending for ...
China's increase in military spending for 2018 was proportionate and low, and Beijing has not been goaded into an arms race with the United States, state media said on Tuesday. "China's defense budget is neither the largest in size - it accounts for just one-fourth of the military spending of the United ...
China has planned to up its military spending by 8.1% in 2018 in an effort to modernize its armed forces. Defense spending has increased following Xi's appointment as Commander-in-Chief in April 2016. Experts said Xi's designation of Commander in Chief was symbolic and stressed his control over the ...
Only the U.S. outpaces China in military spending, with Washington's defense outlays running about four times Beijing's, according to the London-based International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS). The new military budget comes as the NPC is expected to abolish term limits for China's President Xi ...
(Bloomberg) -- China said defense spending would increase at the quickest pace in three years, as President Xi Jinping pursues a “world-class” military capable of projecting force further from the country's coasts. The central government's military outlays are expected to rise 8.1 percent to 1.11 trillion yuan ...
FILE - In this July 17, 2013 file photo released by the Chinese Navy, sailors in protective gears clean and disinfect a nuclear submarine during a drill at the Qingdao submarine base in east China's Shandong province. China's defense budget will rise 8 percent to 1.1 trillion yuan ($173 billion) this year as ...


 

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