Policy

In About-Face, Army Expects to Shrink Next Year

Chief of Staff McConville says recruiters need to reach families whose children have not served.

Threats

New Budget Would Modify Planes, Pursue Hybrid Vehicles To Tackle Climate Change

The Pentagon’s 2023 proposal aims to reduce C-130 drag, modify KC-135 engines, and design a fuel-sipping airframe.

Policy

Flat Army Budget Request Would Fund a Smaller Force

Active-duty force set to shrink amid tight labor market as service leaders propose a 1.7% 2023 budget.

Policy

Navy Gets Budget Bump But Fleet Would Shrink Under Biden Request

Increasing spending by just 5 percent and cutting two dozen ships, the Navy asks for modest budget changes as it wraps up a new fleet plan expected to be heavy on uncrewed vessels.

Science & Tech

New Tech Budget Request is the Defense Department’s Largest Ever

Pursuing China, the Pentagon aims to bump spending for artificial intelligence and 5G.

Policy

Space Force Gets Roughly 40% Increase in Biden Request

A constellation of satellites will track ground vehicles, improve launch trajectories, and better nuclear command-and-control.

Policy

Let Us Retire 50-Year Old Radar Planes, Air Force Asks Congress

The E-7 Wedgetail is the “leading candidate” to replace the oft-grounded E-3 Sentry, if Congress approves the president’s 2023 budget request.

Policy

More Nuclear, Less Ground Attack in Biden’s Air Force Budget Request

The 2023 spending proposal calls for retiring 150 planes, shifting funds, and reconfiguring for possible war with China or Russia.

Policy

Biden’s $773B Request for Pentagon Stays Focused on China

As war rages in Europe, 2023 budget proposal continues the military’s shift from ground combat to high-tech weapons.

Business

Biden's Nuclear Spending Plans Just Got More Complicated

How much will Russia’s war on Ukraine change America's aging nuclear arsenal?

Policy

Navy’s Next 30-Year Shipbuilding Plan Could Avoid Details–Again

Secretary Del Toro wants to give “decision space,” but lawmakers want specifics.

Threats

Pentagon Could Need More Cash if Ukraine Support, NATO Border Mission Drags On

Pentagon Comptroller Mike McCord also said allies are contributing more now than in the past.

Policy

Russia’s Invasion Will Boost 2023 Defense Budget, Top Democrat Says

Rep. Adam Smith: Putin’s war “fundamentally altered what our national security posture” needs to be.

Policy

The Army’s New Decades-Long Climate Strategy Has No Budget

The strategy includes a list of tangible objectives but no corresponding cost estimates.

Ideas

The $76 Billion Cost of a Yearlong Continuing Resolution

Inflation is making 2022 a terrible year to lack a budget. Congress must act.

Policy

It Could Be Months Before the Biden Administration Submits Its FY23 Spending Proposal

The fiscal year is one-third over, and the White House is still waiting for Congress to pass a 2022 budget.

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