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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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Adm. Bill Gortney: Sequestration a Challenge to Combatant Commands

Adm. Bill Gortney, commander of U.S. Northern Command and the North American Aerospace Defense Command, has said sequestration poses a challenge to the current mission areas of the U.S. armed forces, DoD News reported Thursday. Jim Garamone writes that Gortney told an Atlantic Council event audience that budget cuts to the operations and …

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CBO: FY 2015 Defense, Nondefense Appropriations Below Sequestration Caps

The Congressional Budget Office has said further sequestration may not be required since appropriations for defense and nondefense initiatives for fiscal year 2015 do not go beyond the caps on discretionary budget authority. CBO said in an August report that fiscal year 2015 appropriations for defense programs based on Office of Management and …

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

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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