WASHINGTON, D.C. — While the Fiscal Year 2018 Department of Defense budget is still being hammered out on Capitol Hill, a more significant fight for the long-term vision of military spending is occurring behind the scenes, pitting West Wing number crunchers against Pentagon leaders, according to a new analysis on Pentagon spending.
The following is the Nov. 17, 2017 Congressional Research Service report, End-Year DOD Contract Spending. Read More
The following is an Aug. 4, 2017 memo from Secretary of Defense James Mattis on ethics addressed to all Department of Defense employees. Read More
The following is the June 26, 2017 Pentagon report Ballistic and Cruise Missile Threat Report from the Defense Intelligence Ballistic Missile Analysis Committee. Read More
The following is the June 14, 2017 Congressional Research Service Report, Defining Readiness: Background and Issues for Congress. Read More
Spearheaded by Chairman Sen. John McCain, members of the Senate Armed Services Committee pressed the Pentagon’s top leadership why it had yet to produce a new national security strategy to inform the budget six months into the Trump administration. Read More
Seapower leaders on the House Armed Services Committee pressed Pentagon leaders Monday night to explain why the president’s 2018 budget request does not put the Navy on a path to have a fleet of 355 ships. Read More
The following is the Pentagon’s annual report to Congress, Military and Security Developments Involving the People’s Republic of China 2016. The report was released on June 6, 2017. Read More
The following is the May 19, 2017 Congressional Research Service report, Additional Troops for Afghanistan? Considerations for Congress. Read More
This post has been updated following Pentagon and Navy press briefings on the FY 2018 budget.
THE PENTAGON – The Department of the Navy’s $180-billion budget request sets out to improve overall readiness of the Navy and the Marine Corps while making only modest asks for new aircraft and ships. Read More