Tag Archives: FY16 defense appropriations

Despite runaway blimp, lawmakers stand behind troubled missile defense system | LA Times

David Willman   The Pentagon’s glitch-prone, $2.7-billion system of radar-equipped blimps — designed to safeguard the nation’s capital against cruise missiles and other airborne threats — has long been a…

Another Missed Chance to Trim and Focus Defense Spending | Newsweek

Thanks to the budget deal that the White House and congressional Republicans sealed November 2, the Pentagon’s brief flirtation with austerity is over.   President Barack Obama is set to…

Wins and Losses in Pentagon Spending Bill – US News

The Pentagon didn’t get the authority it ‘required’ but it got more money than it needed. Ryan Alexander   Eight days before the end of the fiscal year, the Senate…

Flush With Cash, Running on Empty The High Cost of the Military Technical Revolution | The Blaster | Chuck Spinney

One of the never ending claims made by proponents of the military technical revolution is that emerging complex weapons technologies create more combat power per unit of labor — that…

Congress’s Favorite Gimmicks for Disguising Spending | The Fiscal Times

Congress’s Favorite Gimmicks for Disguising Spending | The Fiscal Times.