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CBO Presents Analysis of 3 Options for National Defense Under Reduced DOD Budget

Pentagon

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) examined three options for national defense if funding for the Pentagon would be reduced by 14 percent, or approximately $1 trillion, from 2022 through 2031. Under the first option, the Department of Defense would maintain the “deterrence by denial” as its national security strategy and reduce the size of its U.S. forces by approximately 20 percent while keeping the “same balance of capabilities."

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Lloyd Austin: President’s FY 2022 Budget Could Enable DOD to Go After Needed Capabilities

Gen. Lloyd Austin

The president’s proposed fiscal year 2022 budget is expected to include $715 billion in defense funding and Gen. Lloyd Austin, secretary of the Department of Defense (DOD) and a 2021 Wash100 Award recipient, said he believes the planned budget is sufficient to pursue the development of new capabilities DOD needs.

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Trump May Opt for Emergency Declaration to Fund Border Wall

President Donald Trump has said he may pursue a national emergency to fund the construction of a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border should negotiations over spending fail, Federal Times reported Wednesday. “I think we might work a deal and if we don’t, I may go that route. I have the absolute right to do national emergency if I want,” he told reporters Wednesday at the White House.

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Report: Budget Negotiators Reach ‘Tentative’ Deal on FY 2016 Budget

Budget negotiators in the House and Senate are finalizing a “tentative” agreement that seeks to align the upper and lower chambers’ versions of a fiscal year 2016 budget, Politico reported Wednesday. Rachael Bade writes that Senate Budget Chairman Mike Enzi (R-Wy.) and House Budget Chairman Tom Price (R-Ga.) plan to close the deal …

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