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Feb. 1, 2018

Navy Must Fulfill Maritime Responsibilities to Nation, Admiral Says

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John M. Richardson outlined his vision of the Navy the nation needs to fulfill its maritime responsibilities based on the national defense strategy during a discussion at the Heritage Foundation.

March 22, 2017

Dunford: Now is the Time to Address Military Readiness Shortfalls

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, asked the Senate Appropriations Defense Subcommittee to approve a $30 billion amendment to the fiscal 2017 defense budget.

March 1, 2017

Trump Vows to ‘Extinguish’ ISIS, Rebuild U.S. Military

In his address to a joint session of Congress, President Donald J. Trump told lawmakers his upcoming budget request will increase defense spending by $54 billion and eliminate sequestration.

Feb. 1, 2017

Mattis Issues Budget Guidance, Says 2017 Submission Will Rise

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis issued budget directives aimed at addressing shortfalls in the department and building a more lethal joint force.

May 26, 2016

Budget Uncertainty Threatens Readiness, Pentagon Spokesman Says

Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook told reporters there have been warnings for some time indicating that readiness and training would suffer amid sequestration spending cuts and in the budget uncertainty of the last few years.

April 27, 2016

U.S. Troops Should Not Be Sent Into Fair Fights, Dunford Says

The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff emphasized during testimony on the defense budget request that the DoD must maintain a joint force that can overmatch any potential adversary.

March 17, 2016

Carter Outlines Security Challenges, Warns Against Sequestration

The U.S. is facing five global strategic challenges, while at home sequestration poses a great risk to the funding of critical investments, Defense Secretary Ash Carter told a Senate panel.

March 17, 2016

Dunford Discusses DoD Budget Request at Senate Hearing

Funding within the fiscal year 2017 DoD budget proposal will enable the joint force to confront today’s threats and plan for the future, Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr. told a Senate panel.

March 15, 2016

Sequestration Poses Biggest Threat to Readiness, Military Leaders Say

Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps leaders detailed challenges posed by sequestration in testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee.

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