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Trump’s Claim Of $2.5 Trillion In DoD Dough: Not True

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


If you count next year’s budget, the president will be actually selling himself short. But his other superlatives are not justified.

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Defense Spending Will Bust BCA Caps: Mark Cancian

Posted by Mark Cancian on


One of Washington’s leading budget experts explains how bipartisan supporters of Pentagon funding will steamroll the Budget Control Act.

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Dems Will Fight White House’s $174B Add To Pentagon’s OCO Emergency Fund

Posted by Paul McLeary on


Two top Democrats blasted the proposal, calling it a “blatant attempt to make a mockery of the federal budget process.”

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Shutdown Snarls DoD’s 2020 Budget; When Will Congress See It?

Posted by Paul McLeary on


UPDATED: Trump Announces Government Reopens For 3 Weeks WASHINGTON: The Pentagon won’t be able to release its fiscal year 2020 budget on Feb. 4 as previously planned because it has been caught up in the melee caused down by the 35-day government shutdown. The budget release could be delayed at least one month. The missed… Keep reading →

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2019 Forecast: Budget Battles & Confirmation Wars

Posted by Mark Cancian on


Trump’s pick to replace Sec. Jim Mattis will be a key indicator about where the president wants to drive the department — and the confirmation process will show what the Senate will accept — while the defense budget may be collateral damage from a bitterly divided Congress.

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$750 Billion Or Bust? Trump’s (Latest) Big Defense Budget Bound For Big Fights

Posted by Paul McLeary on


Few of the experts we spoke to expect the administration to actually see the full $750 billion President Trump will reportedly propose this week. Between Trump himself calling the figure a “negotiating tactic” and the potential for it driving a $1.2 trillion deficit, the odds are awfully long.

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BREAKING: Trump Orders DoD To Take Surprise $33B Budget Cut

Posted by Paul McLeary on


Trump campaigned on more money for the Pentagon, but his budget director appears to have won the fight for sweeping, across the board cuts to all federal agencies, including the Pentagon.

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Despite Trump’s Signature, NDAA Fights Still Brewing

Posted by Paul McLeary on


The White House only has a few objections to this year’s NDAA, and lets Congress know what they are as the Senate gears up for debate.

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Trump Takes NDAA Victory Lap, But 2020 Looms

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With the two-year budget relief ending in 2020, and a new Space Force to fund, the good times might not last long.

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Army Says It Needs $2B More Per Year For Big Six: Over Half For Air & Missile Defense

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


Looking to spend billions more on its top modernization programs, the Army is changing things up by spending those dollars in places that might come as a bit of a surprise.

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