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February 1, 2013
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  • Report shows steep drop in defense spending
    Figures released by the Commerce Department show that Pentagon spending decreased 22% in the last three months of 2012, the biggest decline in defense spending since 1972, when the Vietnam War was ending. "This reflects anxiety over the [sequestration] cuts but also a general downturn in defense that's been expected," said Kevin Brancato, an analyst at Bloomberg Government. Bloomberg (1/31) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Defense cuts threaten alliance, NATO chief says
    If NATO countries continue cutting defense budgets, NATO's power will be weakened and safety threatened, warned Anders Fogh Rasmussen, the organization's secretary-general, in a report this week. Rasmussen wants members of the alliance to keep budgets steady this year and warns that while NATO nations are shrinking their defense spending, emerging powers are increasing their military investment. Reuters (1/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Reserve Strength 
  • Air Force structure changes will affect Reserve
    Air Force, Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard officials have agreed on a force-restructuring plan authorized by the 2013 National Defense Authorization Act. The plan involves the creation of multiple Air Force Reserve units and identifies various aircraft that will be retired. Air Force Link (1/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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