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Ashton Carter, Martin Dempsey Ask Senate Panel for Help to End Sequester

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey visited Capitol Hill this week to discuss the potential impact of sequestration on U.S. military readiness with Senate lawmakers, DoD News reported Tuesday. Cheryl Pellerin writes that Carter endorsed President Barack Obama’s request for a higher defense budget for fiscal 2016 …

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Deborah Lee James: Air Force Seeks $10B Boost for Personnel, Modernization, Stewardship Programs

U.S. Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James has told the House Appropriations Committee’s defense panel that the service faces challenges in its goals to meet global demand and combatant commander requirements, DoD News reported Friday. Amaani Lyle writes that the Air Force has requested an additional $10 billion on top of the sequestration-level caps to …

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Deborah Lee James: Air Force Requests $10B Funding Boost for 2016

The U.S. Air Force has asked for a fiscal 2016 budget that is $10 billion more than what is dictated by sequestration law, DoD News reported Friday. Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James said during an Air Force Association-hosted symposium Friday the military branch needed the additional funding to achieve …

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President Obama to Release Fiscal 2015 Budget Proposal

President Barack Obama is set to submit his annual budget proposal to Congress for the fiscal year 2015, The Hill reported Thursday. Justin Sink writes the president plans to ask Congress to reverse the sequestration cuts in the budget plan. “If Congress rejects my plan and refuses to undo these …

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Military Leaders, Senators Caution Against Another Budget Sequester

A group of military leaders and Senate Armed Services Committee members have given caution about the potential impact to Defense Department programs if sequestration is renewed, Defense News reported Wednesday. John Bennett writes that the concerns focus on the national defense strategy and the military’s capability to simultaneously execute multiple missions. “Despite …

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