A combination of budget cuts and escalating compensation costs will reduce the U.S. military’s fighting forces by at least 50 percent by 2021 and threaten national security, according to a report released Friday.
Defense Republicans in the House are seeking to overturn deep, automatic defense spending cuts as part of the debate on whether to authorize military force against Syria, the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee said Wednesday.
A new poll found that a majority of Americans support spending cuts in exchange for lifting the debt ceiling ahead of negotiations over the federal government’s funding and debt ceiling.
Jay DeFrank, vice president of Pratt and Whitney, urged for continued military innovation Tuesday morning at the Brookings Institution.
Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R., N.H.) slammed her GOP colleagues who helped pass the automatic sequestration cuts to the defense budget and warned that they put the U.S. military at risk of “diminished capacity” during a speech on grand strategy at the Heritage Foundation on Wednesday.
Defense experts differed on the implications of the Pentagon’s shrinking budget for national security and global stability at a hotly contested debate Wednesday.
The United States stands to lose its leadership role in the world if it fails to resolve the nation’s fiscal troubles and develop a leaner and more agile military, according to national defense experts at a security conference Wednesday.
President Barack Obama’s military budget cuts are hurting preparedness, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel testified before the House Budget Committee Wednesday afternoon.