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On Dec. 12, President Donald Trump signed a mammoth military spending bill. Titled the National Defense Authorization Act, it allocates nearly $700 billion. This is more than even Trump had requested, and more than the Pentagon says it needs. The new allocation is for Federal Fiscal Year 2018, ...
In the coming weeks, Congress is planning to vote on a military appropriations bill that will raise military spending to $700 billion in 2018. This includes $634 billion for the military's regular operations. An additional $66 billion is budgeted for military operations in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Somalia, Niger and ...

Vice President Mike Pence talks about the innovations that will come during the grand opening of AFWERX, a nonprofit work space now open in office park near the University of Nevada, Las Vegas on Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018. (LE Baskow/Las Vegas Sun via AP). LAS VEGAS -- Vice President Mike Pence offered prayers ...
The debate over how military spending impacts a country's economy has been fiercely argued, and the results of studies trying to understand this relationship have been mixed. Early researchers ran into trouble due to inadequate time frame or country data. Others have studied only certain types of ...
In this week's Point/Counterpoint, writers are addressing the question: Should President Trump make revamping the U.S. military a top priority in 2018? On Dec. 12, President Donald Trump signed a mammoth military spending bill. Titled the National Defense Authorization Act, it allocates nearly $700 ...
If Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. were alive today, would he ask the question, "What on earth have they accomplished?" The they referred to the Pentagon and us, the taxpayers. A total of $1.46 trillion has been spent since Sept. 11, 2001, for wars abroad, mostly in Afghanistan and Iraq. Reports say that direct ...

Recent calls for an increase in military spending and renewed U.S. military dominance reflect a growing alarm over defense readiness. At the center of the debate is a declining defense budget share at a time when global events are said to be destroying the post-Cold War order. Currently, the United States ...
Americans thought military spending should be cut in half and education, science, and energy and environment deserved to be roughly doubled or more," it said. "According to the 2018 ... for food and agriculture." Where there was broad agreement, however, was the military budget was simply far too big.
Interestingly when it comes to military spending per person and as a percentage of total government budget, the U.S. falls behind countries like Israel and Saudi ... spending by 2.9 per cent to 41 billion dollars in 2016, with Chancellor Angela Merkel's efforts to push through an increase in the military budget.
The military budget alone is projected at 2.73 billion manats ($1.6 billion), representing a 3.7 percent increase on 2017's allocation of 2.64 billion manats. Much of Azerbaijan's recent spending military procurement spending spree has been funded by a special budget line for "defense related special ...
Now, financially strapped Islamabad will be looking to fill a hole in its annual military budget with the Trump Administration's announcement Thursday that it's suspending security assistance to the Pakistani military until it takes "decisive action" against the Afghan Taliban and Haqqani network that are ...
Iranian Nobel peace laureate and most famous human rights lawyer Shirin Ebadi said that Iran's authorities continue to neglect the Iranian people despite the fact that they have declared their demands. She stressed to Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper that the military spending in Syria, Yemen and Lebanon ...
McConnell, R-Ky., said the fiscal 2018 government funding bill should add extra money for military spending, which he said has been "stretched thin" under ... Most bipartisan budget agreements in recent years have required, for the most part, equal spending on domestic and military budgets in order to win ...
I am right there with Lisa Savage on General Dynamics' request for $60 million in Maine taxpayers' money ("No more tax breaks for General Dynamics and BIW," letter, Dec. 3). The U.S. House of Representatives' and Rep. Chellie Pingree's already voted on Nov. 14 to increase military spending beyond the ...
These include increased military spending, cuts in domestic social programs--including food stamps, Medicaid and direct cash welfare--and measures to accelerate the buildup of police-state powers, in relation both to attacks on immigrants and spying on the American population. Leading Republicans ...
Thank you for Bruce Gagnon's column opposing General Dynamics' request for $60 million in Maine taxpayers' money (Maine Voices, Dec. 4). The U.S. House of Representatives (including Rep. Chellie Pingree) voted Nov. 14 in favor of $700 billion in military spending - $85 billion beyond the current cap.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The US Department of State said in a report released on Tuesday that the number of world military expenditures in the last decade has risen by about 46 percent. "From 2005 through 2015, in constant 2015 US dollar terms, the annual value of world military expenditures appears ...

This year the military budget of Ukraine will amount to a record UAH 86 billion ($3.06 bln), Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko wrote on facebook. bank.gov.ua. He also noted that Ukraine would receive lethal defensive weapons from its partners in the United States. "However, our main ally is the ...
In response to Robert Samuelson's Dec. 12 rant about the military losing out to the "welfare state." I believe there are three points to be made. First, there is no country on earth that will ever consider invading the United States. We are too big and too isolated to manage from afar. Second, as shown by 9/11, ...
United States military spending exceeds that of any other country in the world. It surpasses that of the next seven greatest military spenders combined. China is currently the second biggest military spender, but U.S. military outlays are about three times larger than those of China. In fact, U.S. military ...
Worldwide defense spending is forecast to rise 3.3 percent in 2018 from this year, or the fastest growth rate in a decade, says IHS Jane's in new report. It said the jump in global defense spending is due in large part to a potential 4.7 percent rise in the U.S. military spending next year. The region with the ...
The military budget is now $643 billion. The actual ... Republican leaders reportedly want to increase military spending by at least Mr. Trump's original figure of $54 billion and nonmilitary spending by $37 billion. ... military spending in 2017 is already as high as during the armed forces buildup of the 1980s.
Private businesses could have access to the runway at Dobbins Air Reserve Base in Marietta under a provision in the recently passed military spending bill. The National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal 2018, which President Trump signed into law Tuesday, eliminates a prior restriction and allows ...
President Trump has signed a massive, $700 billion military spending bill--by far the largest military budget in the world. The spending bill won't go into effect, however, unless Congress rolls back 2011 legislation that caps federal spending, including by the military. This is Trump speaking Tuesday.
South Korea will increase its military spending by 7 percent in 2018 in response to the growing nuclear and missile threat from North Korea, the Ministry of National Defense (MND) announced on Wednesday. The defense ministry said the National Assembly had earlier in the day approved a budget of ...
Madrid, Dec. 27 (Xinhua) -- Spain will increase its military spending by more than 80 percent over the next six years, local media reported Wednesday. This is in keeping with NATO's 2014 Wales Summit agreement in which the participating countries agreed to reverse the trend of declining defence ...
In fiscal year 2015, the U.S. military budget was approximately $598 billion, more than the military budgets of the next seven of the world's highest military budgets combined. Trump wants to increase the military budget. Is it because the purpose of our military is to provide for the well being, security and ...
Perhaps the Pentagon's decision to launch a comprehensive audit demanded for years by Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., is progress. We'll believe it when we see it. If history is any guide, the Defense Department will spend too much on an audit that covers up massive misspending, then will ignore the ...
In fiscal year 2015, the U.S. military budget was approximately $598 billion, more than the military budgets of the next seven of the world's highest military budgets combined. Trump wants to increase the military budget. Is it because the purpose of our military is to provide for the well being, security and ...
Madrid, Dec. 27 (Xinhua) -- Spain will increase its military spending by more than 80 percent over the next six years, local media reported Wednesday. This is in keeping with NATO's 2014 Wales Summit agreement in which the participating countries agreed to reverse the trend of declining defence ...
In Washington, the company expects the new Trump Administration to grow the U.S. military budget by 4.8 percent in 2018. President Donald Trump recently signed a defense-policy bill--the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act--calling for $700 billion in military spending. However, while the NDAA ...
Japan's military spending will rise 1.3 percent to a record 5.2 trillion yen ($46 billion), under a defense budget approved by the Cabinet on Friday. The budget for the year starting in April means Japan's military spending has kept rising for six consecutive years. Such spending has grown about 10 percent ...
In the '50s and '60s, the military budget was part of the discretionary budget. Then they lumped all spending together in the unified budget to cover up and help pay for the Vietnam War. This deception continues today. The truth is, in today's discretionary budget, the military spending still takes up about 60 ...
Moscow will not engage in an exhausting arms race, and the country's military spending will gradually decrease as Russia does not seek a role as the "world gendarme," President Vladimir Putin said. Moscow is not ... Russia is set to scale down its military budget after the surge it experienced back in 2016.
United States military spending exceeds that of any other country in the world. It surpasses that of the next seven greatest military spenders combined. China is currently the second biggest military spender, but U.S. military outlays are about three times larger than those of China. In fact, U.S. military ...
President Donald Trump signs an executive order regarding the rebuilding of the U.S. military on Jan. 27 at the White House, as Vice President Mike Pence and Defense Secretary James Mattis look on. The National Defense Authorization Act passed by Congress calls for a $70 billion increase in defense ...
Islamists and their apologists/sympathizers will tell you that "jihad" means to strive or to struggle -- or any number of other more mild applications. But when you cut to the bottom of the thought process involved in its use, "jihad" means waging a war of conquest over all non-Muslims. Some areas of jihad are ...
India is a country with the world's third-largest military by personnel strength. It also has the world's fifth-largest defence budget and is a growing economic and military power that is flexing its muscle and wants the world to notice it. While China is executing an increasingly assertive regional posture, India is ...
Private businesses could have access to the runway at Dobbins Air Reserve Base in Marietta under a provision in the recently passed military spending bill. The National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal 2018, which President Trump signed into law Tuesday, eliminates a prior restriction and allows ...
President Trump has signed a massive, $700 billion military spending bill--by far the largest military budget in the world. The spending bill won't go into effect, however, unless Congress rolls back 2011 legislation that caps federal spending, including by the military. This is Trump speaking Tuesday.
The NDAA is far in excess to the level sought by President Trump originally. Trump sought a larger than usual spending increase, but hawks in both the House and Senate condemned it for being not big enough, then began tit-for-tat increases. Trump presented the massive increase as in keeping with his ...
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed into law a sweeping defense policy bill that authorizes a $700 billion budget for the military, including additional spending on missile defense programs to counter North Korea's growing nuclear weapons threat. But there's a catch.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani proposed the country's $340 billion budget for the Iranian fiscal year starting March 20, 2018 to parliament on Dec. 10. In the budget bill, the military expenditure was set at 438.2 trillion rials (about $12.5 billion), meanwhile the figure for current year(started March 2017) is ...
the White House said in March that President Donald Trump wants to hike defense spending by $54 billion, with offsetting cuts in foreign assistance and other non-military spending. The National Defense Authorization Act passed by Congress calls for a $70 billion increase in defense spending.
The Secretary of the National peace and Security Forum, Mr. Salaudeen Hashim, and the Convener of the Good governance Team, Mr. Tunde Salman, have urged a probe panel headed by the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, to unravel the dealings connected to the $15bn allegedly unaccounted for ...
South Korea will increase its military spending by 7 percent in 2018 in response to the growing nuclear and missile threat from North Korea, the Ministry of National Defense (MND) announced on Wednesday. The defense ministry said the National Assembly had earlier in the day approved a budget of ...
... National Defense Authorization Act that significantly boosts the country's military funding. Senators approved the $700 billion defense measure, which contains over $600 billion in spending for US operations in the Middle East. This act gives an enormous boost to the biggest military budget in the world, ...
The key goal of Azerbaijan this year has been to neutralize the military and political consequences of Russia's decision to sell Armenia Iskander missile systems. During ADEX 2016 (the 2nd Azerbaijan International Defense Exhibition), the Azerbaijani military leaders announced plans to produce Grom 2 ...
Regarding "True fiscal conservatives in Congress would downsize military spending" (Page B3, Monday), bravo to columnist Michael Taylor for saying what needs to be said loud and clear. But why do we do it? Why do we, as a country, seem to believe that even spending as much as the next eight ...
The most deceptively dangerous opinion pieces are ones like "America's military doesn't have enough money to do its job" by Max Boot. They seem well-researched and well-written. The author appears to be an expert on military history. He describes a problem that probably does exist -- the American ...


 

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