• U.S. Superiority ‘No Longer Assured,’ Panel Warns

    U.S. Superiority ‘No Longer Assured,’ Panel Warns0

    The United States is not guaranteed to prevail in its next conflict, given the gains achieved by the nation’s adversaries in upgrading their military capabilities while the U.S. military was held back as it contended with stringent spending constraints, according to a report released Wednesday by the National Defense Strategy Commission. “If the United States

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  • Inhofe to Oppose Possible Cut in Defense Spending

    Inhofe to Oppose Possible Cut in Defense Spending0

    Senate Armed Services Chairman Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) on Wednesday said he would oppose a budget request that trims defense spending by 2.2 percent to $700 billion in fiscal 2020, a figure top administration officials have said President Trump is planning to propose. Inhofe said $733 billion, the spending level for national security originally proposed by

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  • Regular Haircut Won’t Be Used to Produce Smaller FY‘20 Defense Budget

    Regular Haircut Won’t Be Used to Produce Smaller FY‘20 Defense Budget0

    The Pentagon will not simply apply a fixed, across-the-board reduction to its original fiscal 2020 budget request as it develops an alternate proposal with a topline $33 billion lower than the initial one, Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan told Defense News. “No salami slicing. It’s not about sending a memo to the departments: ‘Here’s your

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