- The Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments Holds a News Briefing On Sustaining Strong Defense Posture in the Era of Austere Budgets
- The Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments Holds a News Briefing On Nuclear-Conventional Firebreaks and the Nuclear Taboo
- The Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments Holds a Discussion On the Future of U.S. Special Operations Forces
- The Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments Holds a Conference On Understanding America's Contested Primacy
More Cuts Loom, but Immediate Layoffs Not Likely ; Expert: Job Cuts This Fiscal Year Could Cost More Than They Save.
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE -- The looming threat of another round of budget sequester cuts could mean more civilian worker furloughs and a continued hiring freeze at Wright-Patterson, but layoffs in the next fiscal year aren't likely, a defense analyst said Thursday. Todd Harrison, a senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments in Washington, D.C., said military...
Afa's Next 'Mitchell Hour' to Focus On Fy13 Budget
ARLINGTON, Va., Feb. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Air Force Association's Mitchell Institute for Airpower Studies welcomes Todd Harrison, the senior fellow for defense budget studies at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, as the next guest speaker at the upcoming Mitchell Hour. This Mitchell event will take place on Friday, February 17, 2012, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.,...
Eyes On the Army
Pentagon officials view the Army as the litmus test for fundamentally transforming the US military. The Army is the barometer for transformation because in the midst of all these fundamental changes, it also has embarked upon the most complex, technologically ambitious and expensive acquisition program in its history - Future Combat Systems. FCS is a family of 18 highly networked air- and ground-b...
Study Questions Pentagon Spending
WASHINGTON (AP) - An independent study released Wednesday questions whether the Pentagon is buying too many bomb-resistant vehicles for troops in Iraq in its frantic rush to correct earlier shortfalls. The question, put forward by the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments in Washington, is a provocative one. There is a long-held assertion in Congress and the military that the more armor...
Upgrading Military Equipment
We believe the time has come to properly refurbish the military at whatever cost it takes, irrespective of whether we are in or out of Iraq and Afghanistan in one year or five years or longer. Independent analyses, such as those conducted by the Government Accountability Office (GAO), the Congressional Budget Office, the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, Defense Department's...
Rumsfeld Says Army 'Not Broken' ; Ex-Clinton Administration Officials' Report Says Military Is Strained
Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld sparred from afar yesterday with a Pentagon consultant and former Clinton administration officials who say the Army is in danger of "breaking. A report by retired Army officer Andrew F. Krepinevich Jr., who directs the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, said the Army could not meet war-fighting missions unless the demands slacken in the...
The Big 3 and 'National Security'
Advocates of the $34 billion bailout for the Big Three want the American people to believe that bankruptcy for any of the automakers would jeopardize the nation's ability to defend itself. In a New York Times op-ed, Retired Army Gen. Wesley Clark cited the quick production of mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicles (MRAPs) in Iraq as an example of what a strong automobile industry can achieve...
The Army Is Stronger Than Ever
With 21 years of service in the Army and still serving, I would have to say that our Army is stronger than it ever has been ("Rumsfeld says Army 'not broken,' "Nation, Thursday). Because of our great soldiers and leaders and the experience we have gained, we stand more capable and ready to defeat the enemies of our nation whenever and wherever called. My firsthand opinion stands in...
Increasing Troop Levels
As the tempo of military operations accelerates in Iraq and Afghanistan, an overstressed Army has embarked on a multiyear program to increase its authorized active-duty end-strength from 512,000 in 2006 to 547,000. It will do so by adding 7,000 to 9,000 soldiers per year. This long-overdue expansion will be accomplished by increasing the number of first-time enlistments (the accession level) and...
Report Says Proposed Ship Needs More Tests
The Navy is on the cusp of a historic shift in the way it goes to war, but a new ship set to be the lynchpin of that change needs more extensive testing, according to a report by an influential defense research firm. The thinking behind the proposed "littoral combat ship," is sound, the study by the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments concludes, but Navy planners have yet to ...
W.Va. One of Few States 'Holding Up' in Recession
A new report ranks West Virginia among just a handful of states managing the fiscal stress brought on by what some have dubbed the Great Recession. Well before the economic downturn, the nonpartisan Federal Funds Information for States began issuing annual assessments based on how states were handling their revenues, spending and budgetary reserves.
Economic Recession: ; W.Va. Among Just 6 States 'Holding Up,' Study Says
A new report ranks West Virginia among just a handful of states managing the fiscal stress brought on by the economic recession. Well before the downturn, the nonpartisan Federal Funds Information for States began issuing annual assessments based on how states were handling their revenues, spending and budgetary reserves.
The Unseen War; Allied Air Power and the Takedown of Saddam Hussein.
..., scholars, strategists, policy makers, and war buffs, Lambeth (Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments) offers a detailed narrative and assessment of the American and allied contribution to ...
Air Force Faces Tough Decisions On Aging Fleet ; Aircraft Will Need to Be Replaced or Maintained, and That's Costly.
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE -- In the era of stealth jets and smartphones, the average Air Force aircraft has been flying since the Reagan administration. Some, like the B-52, have been around considerably longer. As a young Air Force lieutenant, Ovidio Pugnale of Beavercreek first flew aboard the nuclear-armed bomber in November 1960.
Government Shutdown - Day 6
continue in the direction it was going," Phillip L. Parker, president and chief executive officer of the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce, said Saturday. Troy Tingey, president of American Federation of Government Employees Council 214, said he was glad many workers will return to their jobs, but disappointed everyone won't. His union represents thousands of employees at Air Force bases...
Project Efficiency, On the Double!
Arrowhead improves performance and reliability by 150 percent and is significantly cheaper to maintain than its predecessor, attributes expected to save the military almost US$1 billion over Arrowhead's life, according to Lockheed Martin. That's a significant sum given that the Obama administration intends to cut US$1.2 billion from Apache rebuilding and upgrade programs over the next five years. ...
Sequestration will mean mass furloughs at Pentagon, analyst says.
... by Todd Harrison, a defense-spending expert with the nonpartisan Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments. The monthlong furloughs would take place between March and September, Harrison said, ...
Foot Soldiers March Their Way Into New Air Sea Battle Concept
The Army is preparing to officially join the Pentagon's "Air Sea Battle" operational concept, as the Defense Department shifts its focus from land operations in the Middle East and Europe to mostly naval and aerial activities in the Asia-Pacific region. Along with the Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps, the Army soon will issue a memo that outlines how it will implement the battle plan,...
Rep. J. Randy Forbes Holds a Hearing On U.S. Asia-Pacific Strategy
... VICE PRESIDENT AND DIRECTOR OF STUDIES, CENTER FOR STRATEGIC AND BUDGETARY ASSESSMENTS. [*] FORBES: I'd like to welcome everyone to our Seapower and Projection Forces ...
Fresh thinking needed in Quadrennial Defense Review.
.... Politics and money are ubiquitous, but the 2014 QDR is not even supposed to consider budgetary constraints. As they say on the streets of America, "Good luck with that." . No longer can we ... Studies, the Center for a New American Security, the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, the Peterson-Stimson Defense Advisory Council, the National Defense Research Institute and the ...
Analyst: Portsmouth May Face Closure Fight ; but Members of Congress Disagree, Saying That the Kittery Shipyard Is Simply Too Valuable to Close.
Analyst: Portsmouth may face closure fight But members of Congress disagree, saying that the Kittery shipyard is simply too valuable to close.