Post Tagged with: "sequestration"

Budget deal | More might, less cost | AirSea Battle & ADIZ

Gordon Adams on the Murray-Ryan budget deal: “But let’s get real: $498 billion is a pretty good deal in a world where threats to the United States are low, terror attacks are …

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A2/AD is key | China’s ADIZ, so far | Should the USN buy corvettes?

It’s A2/AD Day, apparently:

Starting by declaring that wars of choice are gravely risky and therefore the U.S. military should be optimized for wars of necessity, Sam Tangredi argues that counter-A2/AD operations …

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Art of the possible | WOTR picks winners | AirSea Battle must-reads

The Pentagon is taking a hard look at the size of its future force, Defense News reports:┬áDepSecDef Ash Carter is leading a “base force” review, the first since the early 1990s. …

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How to think about DoD’s budget choices | Split NSA/CyberCom? | CBO on USN

How to think about DoD’s budget choices | Split NSA/CyberCom? | CBO on USN

CSBA’s Harrison: Budget proposals on the table ignore BCA caps — and history.

CSBA’s Todd Harrison crunched the numbers and found that, if history is any guide, the budget levels prescribed under …

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Sequestration’s costs | AUSA coverage | NATO deterrence

Now that the insanity of the shutdown is past (for now), we can get back to railing against the inflexibity of the sequester. Here’s Lt. Col. Robert Bateman’s take. (Esquire).

Today’s the …

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Train without radios | Nuke triad debate | Sequester grief

Train without radios | Nuke triad debate | Sequester grief

Good on Pacific Air Forces for practicing no-GPS, no-radio operations. It’s a method championed by Marine Gen. James Mattis and in AFJ. The idea, as Air Combat Command’s Gen. Mike Hostage put …

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It’s all pinpricks | AirSea Battle, defined | From stupid to dangerous

It’s all pinpricks | AirSea Battle, defined | From stupid to dangerous

MQ-1B Predator (USAF photo)

Remember President Obama’s “We don’t do pinpricks” speech? Lionel Beehner begs to differ. And, he says, “countries across the globe are beginning to mirror the United States by …

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Sequester forever? | Lessons from Mogadishu | USAF readiness

The GOP fight to delay Obamacare has sapped efforts to eliminate sequester cuts. (The Hill)

On the 20th anniversary of the Battle of Mogadishu, Benjamin Runkle draws up a list of lessons …

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Navy’s ‘wasted year’ | Buy fewer UAVs | Sequestration woes

At Information Dissemination, Galhran sounds the alarm bell on rifts in the Navy’s leadership: “It is shocking how much of a wasted year this has been for the Navy to make a …

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