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Removing US troops from Afghanistan would save up to $10 billion per year, defense budget analyst says

President Biden’s new topline budget designates $715 billion for the Defense Department. The proposal would cut the Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) fund, created to finance the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The proposal would move the OCO portion of the budget, which has totaled about $69 billion per year, into the base defense budget, explained […]


United States may not be spending more than China on defense, says former Pentagon comptroller

The White House says it will release President Biden’s topline spending request for fiscal year 2022 soon. Some experts expect defense spending to stay flat in coming years. Dov Zakheim, former Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) for the Defense Department, said it is “not clear” to him or his colleague Elaine McCusker that the U.S. […]


Lachlan Carey: Defense Department should help depoliticize climate change among Americans

The Pentagon’s climate risk analysis is supposed to be out soon. The department says it will have implications for the National Defense Strategy. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin is also starting a climate working group to confront climate change. Lachlan Carey, Associate Fellow for the Energy Security and Climate Change Program at the Center for Strategic […]


Defense budget could challenge Army most of all military branches

The Biden administration’s skinny budget should release soon for fiscal year 2022. It will include topline numbers for defense spending. Budget watchers expect that number to stay flat over the next few years. Mark Cancian, Senior Advisor in the International Security Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, said the upcoming defense budget […]


Space Force’s sharing of technology with allies suggests confidence in capabilities

The Space Force will let United States allies borrow and test new navigation technology that adversaries cannot jam or spoof. The new technology should help warfighters get a more reliable signal for GPS access. Makena Young, Research Associate for the Aerospace Security Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, said this sharing of […]


Kaitlyn Johnson: More investment in space domain awareness capabilities is “crucial”

The Space Force and other Pentagon agencies will need to respond to the growing threat of anti-satellite capabilities. A new report says Russia and China are making advances in counterspace weapons faster than the U.S. is approving its defenses. While the U.S. has protections against some types of anti-satellite attacks, we could be doing a […]


Ensuring the success of the sixth branch of the military

Kaitlyn Johnson, Deputy Director of the Aerospace Security Project at CSIS, and Eric Gomez, Director of Defense Policy Studies at the Cato Institute, comment on the announcement of the Biden administration’s support for the Space Force and discuss ensuring the branch’s success

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