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CSIS Urges End to Sequestration for US’ APAC Rebalance Efforts

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The Center for Strategic and International Studies believes that Congress must end sequestration budget cuts in order to fund the U.S.’ Asia-Pacific rebalance efforts, Breaking Defense reported Tuesday. Sydney Freedberg Jr. writes that the think tank released a report in which it indicated potential U.S. vulnerabilities in satellites and electronic warfare and the …

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Air Combat Command’s Herbert Carlisle: Sequestration Could Shrink Air Force Capability by Turn of Decade

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Gen. Herbert Carlisle, Air Combat Command chief at the U.S. Air Force, has said sequestration could limit the military service’s capacity to respond to global crises, Breaking Defense reported Thursday. Carlisle told the publication’s James Kitfield a tight budget will force the service to shrink its force further by the turn …

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Joseph Dunford: Joint Force Readiness, Modernization to Suffer if Sequestration Continues

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U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Joseph Dunford has said the joint force’s readiness and modernization efforts would suffer if sequestration returns in October, DoD News reported Thursday. Dunford, President Barack Obama’s nominee to become the next Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman, told the Senate Armed Services Committee that a sustained budget …

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CBO: $515B of Senate’s FY 2016 Defense Bill Goes Against Sequestration Caps

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The Congressional Budget Office estimates that $515.5 billion of $604.6 billion authorized under the Senate Armed Services Committee’s proposed fiscal year 2016 defense spending bill counts against budget caps set under the 2011 Budget Control Act. CBO said in a report published Wednesday the remaining funds would be for nondefense budget functions and overseas …

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