Military

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Unpacking the FY 15 Defense Budget

March 7, 2014

National Security Network and the Pentagon Budget Campaign EVENT TIME AND LOCATION Friday, March 14 3:00-4:00 PM Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2212 ABOUT THE EVENT This week the Pentagon released its FY 15 budget, totaling $495.6 billion, setting a $79.4 billion placeholder for the Overseas Contingency Operations fund, and providing a $26 billion wish […]

Pentagon Drawdown: Far From “Disarming America,” as Conservatives Charge

March 5, 2014

Yesterday, the Pentagon released its FY2015 budget request, totaling $495.6 billion excluding war funding. The 2014 Quadrennial Defense Review was also released yesterday, which for the first time considered resources in formulating U.S. defense strategy to set priorities. The essentials of the budget help to rebalance U.S. armed forces to meet future threats after a […]

Paul Eaton Interviewed By SiriusXM Progress on Proposed Military Budget Cuts

February 26, 2014

Major General Paul Eaton (Ret.) Interviewed By Ari Rabin-Havt on The Agenda on SiriusXM Progress  to discuss proposed cuts to the military budget. February 26, 2014 |  The Agenda: SiriusXM Progress   Major General Paul D. Eaton, who served more than 30 years in the United States Army in combat and post-combat assignments in Iraq, Bosnia […]

Paul Eaton Quoted In Huffington Post On VP Cheney & Foreign Policy

Major General Criticizes Dick Cheney For Attacking Obama On Foreign Policy February 26, 2014 Paige Lavender | Huffington Post   Major General Paul D. Eaton criticized former Vice President Dick Cheney for hitting President Barack Obama on foreign policy. On Monday, Cheney criticized a proposal that called for shrinking the Army to its smallest size […]

Heather Hurlburt on Bloggingheads Discussing Pentagon Budget with Daniel Drezner

Heather Hurlburt and Daniel Drezner Discuss Ukraine, Pentagon Budget & Academics February 26, 2014 | Blogging Heads   For the original piece, click here.

Paul Eaton Quoted in Stars and Stripes on Defense Budget Cuts

February 25, 2014

Pentagon proposes deep cuts for US military bases, but would spare some  February 25, 2014 James Rosen (McClatchy Washington Bureau) | Stars and Stripes   WASHINGTON — Sweeping budget and personnel cuts proposed Monday by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel would hit some military bases hard while protecting others. With the Army targeted to lose as […]

Paul Eaton Quoted In The State On Military Budget Cuts

February 24, 2014

S.C. politicians howl over proposed Defense cuts February 24, 2014 James Rosen and Roddie Burris | The State   Sweeping budget and personnel cuts proposed Monday by U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel could hit hard some S.C. military bases, including Columbia’s Fort Jackson, while protecting others. With the Army targeted to lose as many as […]

An Effective National Security Strategy with a Smaller Army

Today, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel will preview aspects of the FY2015 budget for the Pentagon and an adjusted five-year plan for spending. The most anticipated announcement is the Department of Defense’s decision to reduce the end strength of the Army to between 440,000 and 450,000 active duty soldiers. These numbers are consistent with priorities […]

Bill French Quoted in World Politics Review on USN Aircraft Carriers

February 13, 2014

U.S. to Keep 11 Aircraft Carriers Despite Cost, Vulnerability Concerns February 13, 2014 Eric Auner | World Politics Review   Last month, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus told a crowd in Virginia that “we have the most advanced platforms in the world, but quantity has a quality of its own.” Mabus and other Navy leaders are […]

Calling for Bigger, Better Solutions: Tackling Pentagon Bloat, Bad Investments

February 12, 2014

Today, the Senate is expected to vote on the measure passed by the House to undo the $6 billion reductions to the Cost of Living Adjustments (COLA) for working-age military retirees over the decade, which are to be paid for by reductions in Medicare. This would give the Pentagon a pass in fully shouldering its […]

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