Defense Budget

Biden’s $715B Defense Ask: Higher Than Expected, Lower than Trump’s Plan

“Skinny budget” announcement hints at cuts to troop levels and existing weapons.

Better Weapons or More Soldiers? Army Chief Says He's Being Forced to Choose 

“We'd like to make it bigger, but what we have to do is prioritize,” said Gen. James McConville.

The Pentagon Can’t Spend China Into Submission, But Alliances Can Deter It, House Dems Say

The second hearing in as many days for the INDOPACOM commander turns toward alliance-building.

Americans’ Trust in Military Is Declining, Survey Finds

Yet people still trust the military more than six other U.S. institutions.

The Pentagon Needs Budget Agility to Compete with China

It can take two or more years to shift funding from a failing program. That’s more than a money problem.

How to Reconnect the Pentagon’s Strategy to its Budget

Biden will have little time and likely less money to enact his policies. He needs to tie strategy more closely to funding.

Lockheed Overtakes Boeing as Largest US Aerospace and Defense Firm

Boeing, which saw no defense revenue growth last year, takes another financial hit from the tanker program.

Senate Joins House in Overriding Trump’s NDAA Veto

Congress’ rejection of the veto—the first in Trump’s presidency—comes during his final days in office.

House Votes to Override Trump’s Defense Authorization Veto

On Tuesday, the Senate could overturn a veto for the first time in Trump's presidency.

Trump Signs Omnibus and COVID Relief Bill, Averting a Shutdown

After days of bluster and veto threats, the president signed the $1.4 trillion bill into law.

Trump Vetoes Defense Authorization Bill

For the Confederacy, conservative speech, and the desire to bring troops home, Trump rejected the $700 billion NDAA at the last minute before Washington breaks for Christmas.

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White House Shipbuilding Plan Would Shrink Ford Carrier Class Over Navy Objections

Critics say the bulked-up fleet plan would cut dangerously into Army, Air Force budgets — if Congress and the Biden administration followed it.