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http://www.dodbuzz.com/2015/11/03/budget-deal-targets-bomber-destroyer-missile-and-drone-programs/
 

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http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/politics/2015/11/military_spending_the_case_for_spending_more_not_less.html
 

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bobbymike said:
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/11/02/usa-congress-military-idUSL1N12X23620151102

2017 defense cuts will impact weapons procurement, R&D.
To be read in conjunction of the above story.

Sessions: Obama's Syrian refugee plan to cost $55 billion

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/article/2576450]?utm_content=buffer0b3dc&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer
 

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http://breakingdefense.com/2015/11/britain-to-buy-p-8s-reaffirms-full-f-35-buy-doubling-special-forces-spending/
 

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http://breakingdefense.com/2015/11/mccord-weapons-slowdowns-coming-in-2017s-584b-budget/
 

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http://breakingdefense.com/2015/12/kendall-says-f-35-budget-now-vulnerable-mccain-weighs-in/
 

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From AFA:

The Air Force must stop downsizing and instead “modestly upsize” across the Total Force, Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James told airmen Dec. 8 in a live online town hall meeting. “Enough is enough,” she said. “We have got to stop the downsizing.” James said she has seen under manning “everywhere I have traveled,” citing specific holes in the maintenance force, nuclear forces, remotely piloted aircraft, and the cyber force. Additionally, James noted that the two-year bipartisan budget deal is good news, despite the fact that the deal provides the Defense Department $15 billion less than the Pentagon asked for in Fiscal 2017. The Air Force must invest in readiness, she said, because about half of combat air forces are not ready for a high-end fight. “We’ve got to do better,” James said. On the topic of opening the Air Force’s six remaining male-only career fields to women, James said the service has been working on establishing “gender-neutral, operationally relevant standards.” As part of Defense Secretary Ash Carter’s move to open all military jobs to women, the services now must submit a specific implementation plan, including a timeline, James said. And though it is very possible that women will enter the training pipeline for those special operations jobs in 2016, it may be several more years before women are in the units, James said. (See also: The Air Force’s Tight-Budget Shopping List from the November issue of Air Force Magazine.)

http://www.airforcemag.com/MagazineArchive/Pages/2015/November%202015/The-Air-Force%27s-Tight-Budget-Shopping-List.aspx
 

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http://news.usni.org/2015/12/16/final-fy-2016-spending-bill-released-funds-super-hornets-growlers-additional-f-35s
 

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Thornberry: FY17 Budget May Fall Short of Budget Deal


— Amy McCullough 1/14/2016

​House Armed Services Committee Chairman Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) said he is “disturbed by rumors” that the Fiscal 2017 budget, which will be submitted to Congress in the coming weeks, may fall short of the parameters outlined in the two-year budget deal signed by President Obama in November 2015. The agreement stipulated that base defense budget would be $573 billion and the overseas contingency operations fund would be “no less than $59 billion, with the exact amount to be decided depending on world events,” Thornberry told an audience at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday. “That agreement was reached two weeks before the Paris terrorist attacks and the pace of our military operations is much greater than it was then, but rather than ask for more money to cover the cost of the accelerated level of operations, the administration may be considering lowering the base amount and not asking for the increased OCO,” said Thornberry, who did not say how much lower he expected the budget to be. “If they do that, that cuts weapons, that cuts research, that cuts military capability.” Having a guaranteed minimum level of spending was key to getting the Fiscal 2016 budget approved, said Thornberry, who emphasized the importance of sticking to the agreement.
 

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CBO: FY-17 FYDP carries $13B modernization spike, $41B sequester threat in FY-21

The U.S. military's spending needs in its forthcoming five-year plan -- fiscal years 2017 to 2021 -- present Pentagon leaders, congressional policy makers, and the next administration a double conundrum: how to finance the leading edge of a modernization "bow wave" requiring a sharp, $13 billion increase in FY-21, a year where DOD also faces a potential $41 billion sequester cut.
 

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http://news.yahoo.com/balance-asia-pacific-military-power-shifting-against-u-021812067.html

EDIT: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2016/01/20/by-2030-south-china-sea-will-be-virtually-a-chinese-lake-u-s-study-warns/
 

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http://www.nationaldefensemagazine.org/archive/2016/February/Pages/AirForceFacingBudgetaryTrainWreck.aspx
 

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http://csbaonline.org/publications/2016/02/sba-fy17-defense-budget-preview/
 

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http://dailysignal.com/2016/02/04/dont-believe-the-defense-budget-hype/
 

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http://www.defensenews.com/story/defense-news/2016/02/09/fiscal-hawks-defense-hike/80041208/
 

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http://breakingdefense.com/2016/02/we-simply-cant-afford-what-we-need-air-force-17-budget/
 

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Defense Budget Overview

http://comptroller.defense.gov/Portals/45/Documents/defbudget/fy2017/FY2017_Budget_Request_Overview_Book.pdf
 

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http://breakingdefense.com/2016/02/rep-forbes-decries-cuts-to-carrier-wings-cruisers-uclass-in-navy-2017-budget/?utm_campaign=Breaking+Defense+Daily+Digest&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=26144022&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-83-Zf6dr84_Y-kkKYpeoD9eQeRU_xx8iQPwQUXYpqCXAferQJ2AyYOlh444LpxGYWxIqIAzd0IR0HKvgH1WWYOmWPw-Q&_hsmi=26144022
 

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http://hub.defensenews.com/Global/FileLib/GGM_Whitepapers_Editorial/DFN-02-03-2016-Global-Defense-Perspectives.pdf
 

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http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/cruzs-military-plan-would-add-155b-to-pentagon-budget/article/2583388
 

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http://breakingdefense.com/2016/02/cruz-wants-750b-for-defense-boost-services-not-special-ops/

◾Fully funded modernization of all three legs of the nuclear triad. [Current plans would do this, but ignore the large investment bow wave in 2020s]

◾Expanded missile defense capabilities. [Funding has been level in real terms for many years.]
 

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RAND Report - America's Security Deficit

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http://aviationweek.com/defense/opinion-how-sustainable-are-rubio-and-cruz-defense-plans#comment-283191
 

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http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2016/02/congress-should-enact-a-strong-defense-budget-in-fy-2017

Interesting GDP comparison chart.
 

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http://www.militarytimes.com/story/military/2016/03/07/pentagon-budget-plan-aims-upgrade-its-global-power-projection/81456504/
 

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http://www.realcleardefense.com/articles/2016/03/07/a_responsible_budget_for_a_stronger_defense_109113.html
 
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