Robert Gates

Robert Gates Asks Lawmakers to Work on Budget Compromise

Robert Gates Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates has urged lawmakers balance the national budget and noted his belief that sequestration has negatively impacted national security ...
Maj. Gen. Gary Cheek

Gary Cheek: Continued Overseas Demand to Pressure Army Budget

Maj. Gen. Gary Cheek 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 ...
money-graph

CSIS’ David Berteau: Pentagon Cut 2012-13 Contract Spending Under Sequester

The Center for Strategic and International Studies has released a new study that says sequestration reduced the Defense Department‘s overall spending by $56 billion between ...
John McHugh

John McHugh: Budget Resolution to Help Army Balance Readiness, Manpower, Modernization

John McHugh U.S. Army Secretary John McHugh has indicated the need for Congress to implement long-term defense funding as the service seeks to balance readiness, manpower and modernization ...
Gen. Daniel Allyn

Gen. Daniel Allyn: Army Readiness ‘Fragile’ Amid 2016 Sequestration Concerns

Gen. Daniel Allyn U.S. Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Daniel Allyn has stated his concerns about military force readiness as the possibility of another sequestration in 2016 continues ...
acquisition policy

New Democrat Coalition Recommends Changes to Defense Acquisition System

A group of Democratic lawmakers has proposed several measures they believe could streamline the U.S. Defense Department‘s system for procuring defense products and services from ...
Gen. Ray Odierno

Gen. Ray Odierno: Budget Cuts Threaten Army’s Global Security Missions

Gen. Ray Odierno Gen. Ray Odierno, chief of staff at the U.S. Army, predicts the service would reach a “breaking point” if sequester-level cuts return in fiscal 2016, DoD ...
Philip Breedlove

Gen. Philip Breedlove: Pentagon Reconsiders Drawdown of U.S. Armed Forces in Europe

Philip Breedlove The U.S. Defense Department is re-examining a decision to reduce the size of U.S. military troops based in Europe amid the continued Russia-Ukraine conflict, DoD News ...
Gen. Ray Odierno

Gen. Ray Odierno: Congress Should Rethink Defense Spending Cuts

Gen. Ray Odierno The U.S. Army’s top uniformed officer believes Congress needs to think twice about implementing deeper cuts to defense budget in the face of global security threats, ...
Deborah Lee James

Deborah Lee James: Air Force to Get ’70-75 Percent’ Of Budget Request Through Congress

Deborah Lee James Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James expects to be able to work with Congress on the service’s two-year spending picture because of what she calls “improved” ...