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Mackenzie Eaglen: FY 2016 Spending Bill to Take Shape After CR

Mackenzie Eaglen, a defense analyst at the American Enterprise Institute, believes Congress will likely execute a short-term continuing resolution to fund the government through Oct. 1 as lawmakers continue negotiations on the fiscal year 2016 budget. Eaglen wrote in a guest piece published Tuesday on Breaking Defense the spending bill is among other …

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Report: White House Eyes Constructive Talks with GOP-led Congress

Defense analysts believe the recent elections could open a window of opportunity for President Barack Obama and Republican lawmakers to cooperate on fiscal initiatives, Breaking Defense reported Thursday. Colin Clark writes Josh Holly, a Podesta Group principal, and American Enterprise Institute analyst Mackenzie Eaglen see an improved chance of a budget …

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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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Mackenzie Eaglen: Debt Limit Deal Could Lead to More Defense Cuts

A former congressional staffer predicts that any agreement to raise the debt ceiling could include additional cuts to the Pentagon’s budget, Defense News reported Monday. John Bennett writes Mackenzie Eaglen, now an analyst at the American Enterprise Institute, told Defense News the White House and Congress could agree to restructure …

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