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‘No way around it’: Facing budget cuts, Army braces to fight for modernization
As budget experts caution the Army will see reduced or — at best — flat budgets in the coming years, service officials are readying for a more difficult look at how to cut costs to preserve modernization momentum. This could mean making harder decisions about the future of its inventory or making cuts to reduce readiness or end strength.
$1B Iron Dome fund stripped from new continuing resolution
A proposal to send Israel $1 billion for the Iron Dome air defense system has been cut out of a stopgap government funding bill, meant to avoid a government shutdown after Sept. 30, in order to ease its passage in the House.
A note to Rep. Luria: Our US Navy is doing fine
A former Pentagon official argues Rep. Elaine Luria is mistaken when she says the Navy is facing unreasonable fiscal and bureaucratic constraints because of the power of the Joint Staff.
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