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Mackenzie Eaglen

Budget expert expects balanced approach from Congress for defense workforce numbers

The National Defense Authorization Act calls for spending $777 billion for defense for fiscal 2022. That topline number is $37 billion more than the budget for this fiscal year. Mackenzie Eaglen, former principal defense adviser to Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME), now resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, said the Biden administration has proposed growing […]

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Defense research expert discusses the future of the defense budget request

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and other leaders are pushing Congress to allocate more money for research, development and technology, but those leaders got lots of questions from authorizers this week about what they want to get rid of to pay for those investments. Mackenzie Eaglen, resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, said Congress is […]

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“Big changes” expected for fiscal 2023 budget

The Biden administration’s topline fiscal 2022 budget request is out and includes $715 billion for the Defense Department. Mackenzie Eaglen, Resident Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, said the administration had limited time for the fiscal 2022 budget and will make more sweeping changes in the fiscal 2023 budget. Eaglen said appropriators and authorizers in […]

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Budget reform efforts at the Pentagon

Mackenzie Eaglen, Resident Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, discusses what it will take to make major budget reforms at the Department of Defense

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Managing the expansion of combatant commands

Mackenzie Eaglen, Resident Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, discusses developing a more strategic approach to the movement of forces

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Possible expansion of Navy fleet to as many as 530 ships

Mackenzie Eaglen, Resident Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, discusses the possibility of a bigger target fleet size and its implications for the National Defense Strategy

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Updates on the Navy’s shipbuilding plan

Mackenzie Eaglen, Resident Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, Michael O’Hanlon, Senior Fellow and Director of Research for Foreign Policy at the Brookings Institution, and RADM Sinclair Harris (USN ret.), National Vice President of Military Affairs at the Navy League, discuss progress on the Navy’s shipbuilding plan, delays to the plan, and the argument about what to include when counting ships

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