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Reports: ‘Fiscal Hawks’ in Congress Could Pose A Challenge to Donald Trump’s Defense Spending Plan

Analysts say they expect Congress to remove caps on defense spending once President-elect Donald Trump advances his proposal to equip the military with more warfighters, new ships and fighter jets, Defense News reported Thursday. Joe Gould writes analysts, however, believe that in order to pursue plans to build up defense …

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Mackenzie Eaglen: Bipartisan Budget Deal Could Offer ‘Modest’ 2016 Defense Funding Boost

The Defense Department can expect approximately $510 billion in fiscal 2016 base spending if Congress adopts a follow-on version of the 2013 Ryan-Murray budget deal, according to Mackenzie Eaglen, defense analyst at the American Enterprise Institute. Eaglen wrote in an opinion piece published Wednesday on Breaking Defense the 2016 defense …

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Gary Cheek: Continued Overseas Demand to Pressure Army Budget

Maj. Gen. Gary Cheek has said the U.S. Army could face additional challenges in maintaining its force size, readiness and mission operations if sequestration cuts remain for fiscal year 2016, Defense News reported Monday. Joe Gould writes that Cheek, the service’s assistant deputy commanding general for operations, plans and policy, said U.S. needs to retain an ability …

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