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The Government Shutdown Will Further Weaken Our Military

Congress faced a number of bad options on Friday, when government funding expired for the third time this fiscal year. But lawmakers picked the worst… Read More

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New Short-Term Spending Bill Would Continue to Hamper the Military

Lawmakers are discussing the possibility of passing yet another continuing resolution on Jan. 19 to keep the government from shutting down. If another continuing resolution… Read More

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Rebuilding the Military Comes With a Price Tag. But the Price of Waiting Is Higher.

The Congressional Budget Office estimates that it will cost an additional $295 billion over the next four years to execute President Donald Trump’s plans to… Read More

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Mattis Calls on Congress to Authorize Base Realignment and Closures

Defense Secretary James Mattis sent a letter to Congress earlier this month calling for members to authorize a new round of base realignment and closures… Read More

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Why Congress Should Include Base Realignment and Closures in Defense Authorization Bill

“The [base realignment and closures] process offers us the opportunity to address readiness by providing our forces the best possible ranges and installations for them… Read More

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House’s Refusal to Reassess Military Bases Will Lead to Unnecessary Costs

In passing its version of the fiscal year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act, the House of Representatives shot down the Pentagon’s plans to make more… Read More

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Congress Bucks White House Budget Proposal, Shows Commitment to Rebuilding the Military

Congress has rejected President Donald Trump’s defense budget proposal. Both the Senate and the House Armed Services Committees have authorized more resources for the Department… Read More

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Mattis Is Punting the Military Buildup to 2019

Secretary of Defense James Mattis has news for Congress and for the nation: The military buildup will have to wait until next year. Mattis delivered… Read More

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Trump Budget Sets Slower Pace Than Needed for Military Buildup

President Donald Trump delivered his 2018 budget request to Congress on Tuesday, and as expected, the defense portion is not enough to initiate the military… Read More

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