"Defense Spending" News 

Trump backs $750 billion defense budget request to Congress: official

U.S. President Donald Trump has backed plans to request $750 billion from Congress for defense spending next year, a U.S. official said on Sunday, signaling a Pentagon spending hike at a time of..
Reuters India - Published

US Senator John McCain, ex-prisoner of war and political maverick, dead at 81

US Senator John McCain, a former prisoner of war in Vietnam who ran unsuccessfully for president as a self-styled maverick Republican in 2008 and became a prominent critic of President Donald Trump,..
DNA - Published

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Trump Issues Executive Order to Freeze Federal Workers' Pay [Video]Trump Issues Executive Order to Freeze Federal Workers' Pay  00:42

The salary freeze comes as 800,000 federal employees are working without pay or are on furlough.

Newsy Studio - Published

Mattis Resignation Leaves NATO at Trump's Whims [Video]Mattis Resignation Leaves NATO at Trump's Whims  01:19

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis was viewed by U.S. allies in Europe as an important counterweight to President Trump's skepticism of NATO.

Newsy Studio - Published

Trump Tells Pentagon To Increase Defense Budget To $750 billion [Video]Trump Tells Pentagon To Increase Defense Budget To $750 billion  00:54

President Donald Trump has told Defense Secretary Jim Mattis to submit a $750 billion budget proposal for fiscal year 2020, reversing his pledge to trim defense spending. An anonymous administration..

Wochit - Published

The Origins of NATO [Video]The Origins of NATO  02:34

NATO was founded to protect Western nations from dangers to the East, namely Russia.

Newsy Studio - Published


China likely training for strikes on US: Pentagon

The assessment, which comes at a time of heightened US-China tensions over trade, was contained in an annual report that highlighted China's efforts to increase its global influence, with defense..
IndiaTimes - Published

France will meet NATO defense spending goal by 2024

French President Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday France would meet its NATO-agreed goal of spending 2 percent of GDP on defence by 2024, saying cohesion within the North Atlantic Treaty Organization..
Reuters India - Published Also reported by •DNA

Trump not satisfied with increased defense spending by NATO allies

[India] July 12 (ANI): United States President Donald Trump on Wednesday stated that although there has been an increase in the defense budgets of several NATO allies after his 'request', the hikes
Sify - Published

On first day, Pompeo charms NATO but warns on Iran, defense spending

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Barely 12 hours after being sworn in as U.S. secretary of state, Mike Pompeo went straight to NATO headquarters on Friday in what European allies saw as strong support for an..
Reuters India - Published

Japan activates first marines since WW2 to bolster defenses against China

Japan on Saturday activated its first marine unit since World War Two trained to counter invaders occupying Japanese islands along the edge of the East China Sea that Tokyo fears are vulnerable to..
Deccan Herald - Published

US Senate passes massive $1.3 trillion spending bill to avert federal shutdown

The US Senate passed a $1.3 trillion federal spending bill in dramatic dark-of-night fashion early today, overcoming hurdles that threatened to send the government into its third shutdown of..
DNA - Published

U.S. Congress approves $1.3-trillion spending bill, sends to Trump

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Congress voted early on Friday to approve a $1.3-trillion government funding bill with large increases in military and non-defense spending, sending it to President..
Reuters India - Published

US lawmakers clinch spending deal to avert govt shutdown

Republican and Democratic leaders in the US Congress late on Wednesday unveiled a $1.3 trillion bill to fund the government through September, which includes an additional $80 billion in national..
IndiaTimes - Published

U.S. budget deal to boost military, infrastructure spending - source

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. budget deal announced on Wednesday in the Senate would increase military and non-defense spending over two years, boost infrastructure investments and extend a popular..
Reuters India - Published

As clock ticks, US Senate looks to avert govt shutdown

The US Senate raced to avert a government shutdown on Friday ahead of a midnight deadline with no agreement on funding in sight and both parties squabbling over who is to blame for the impasse. A..
DNA - Published

Denmark will increase defense spending to counter Russia: PM

"Russia’s behavior has created an unpredictable and unstable security environment in the Baltic Sea region," Denmark's Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen said.
IndiaTimes - Published

Spend on defence, Merkel's allies say, widening gap with SPD

BERLIN (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel's Bavarian sister party (CSU) has proposed increasing Germany's defense spending to a level that widens a policy gap with the Social Democrats (SPD) ahead of..
Reuters India - Published

No hike in Argentine defense spending despite sub tragedy: senator

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Argentina will not increase defense spending, despite the loss of a submarine with 44 crew aboard that has sparked criticism of the state of its armed forces, a close ally of..
Reuters India - Published

United States: FY18 NDAA Conference Report Signals Significant Increase In Defense Spending - Dentons

On November 8, 2017, the House and Senate Armed Services Committees released a conference report detailing their compromise FY18 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).
Mondaq - Published

Japan vows to bolster defense amid N Korea threat

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says the threat from North Korea is the most serious security concern his country has faced since World War II and has pledged to bolster defense..
Deccan Herald - Published

Defense union applauds House for blocking outsourcing of civilian Defense jobs

WASHINGTON, July 28, 2017 : Federal civilian employees who provide critical support to our nation's military would be protected from having their jobs outsourced under an amendment to the Defense.. - Published

U.S. House backs massive increase in defense spending

The U. S. House of Representatives passed its version of a massive annual defense bill on Friday, leaving out controversial amendments on transgender troops and climate policy but backing President..
DNA - Published

U.S. Treasury's Mnuchin to bring up defense on Ottawa trip -U.S. official

U. S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin will raise the issue of defense spending during his trip to Ottawa on Friday, a senior U. S. Treasury official said.
DNA - Published

Canada plans major defense spending boost over next decade

By David Ljunggren and Leah Schnurr
Sify - Published Also reported by •DNAReuters India

US says China likely to build more overseas bases in Pakistan

The prediction came in a 97-page annual report to Congress that saw advances throughout the Chinese military in 2016, funded by robust defense spending that the Pentagon estimated exceeded $180..
India Today - Published Also reported by •DNA

Trump administration proposes budget cuts for social programs

[USA], May 24 (ANI): The Trump administration on Tuesday unveiled a budget looking to boost defense spending and seeking cuts in social programs for poor.
Sify - Published Also reported by •ANI News

European Union criticizes US for $640 million cut to UN agencies

Putting money into U.N. agencies, where the Trump administration has just cut U.S. funding by $640 million, is as important to global peace and security as defense spending _ “and sometimes even..
Fab Newz - Published

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