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CSIS Urges End to Sequestration for US’ APAC Rebalance Efforts


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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CBO: No Sequester Budget Cuts Needed in Fiscal 2016

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The Congressional Budget Office has said sequestration is not necessary for the current fiscal year because defense and nondefense appropriations do not exceed budget limits set by law. CBO said Monday that fiscal 2016 defense and nondefense funding allocations are respectively equal to the estimated $606.9 billion and $542.8 billion caps …

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John Richardson: Navy Boosts Ship Maintenance, Training in Aircraft Carrier Push

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Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson has reiterated the U.S. Navy’s push to expand aircraft carrier deployment worldwide through increased ship maintenance and crew training, National Defense Magazine reported Saturday. Richardson said the Navy has begun work on a new fleet response plan in order to integrate maintenance, crew training and …

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Ashton Carter: Budget Cuts Endanger Pentagon’s Strategic, Force Readiness, Innovation Programs

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Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has said the Defense Department is doing its best to manage personnel and programs despite continuing uncertainty over budget cuts, DoD News reported Wednesday. Cheryl Pellerin writes Carter told audience at the Association of the U.S. Army conference Wednesday that DoD and other federal agencies have …

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