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A Defense Budget at the Crossroads

(1) Comments | Posted February 8, 2012 | 7:34 PM

Introduction

The U.S. defense budget is an annual snapshot of national security priorities, including the resources an administration believes are necessary to protect and promote the country's interests, safeguard the global commons, and provide humanitarian aid. Defense budgets viewed over time provide a rough narrative of the role the U.S....

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Defense Spending and the Deficit Debate

(2) Comments | Posted November 10, 2011 | 11:39 AM

U.S. policymakers intent on restoring the nation's fiscal health are debating deficit reductions that could include substantial cuts to the defense budget and might significantly affect the Pentagon's role in global security. As part of the August debt-ceiling deal, the Budget Control Act of 2011 (BCA) placed...

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Al Qaeda In Arabian Peninsula (AQAP)

(0) Comments | Posted October 27, 2011 | 1:27 PM

Introduction

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) emerged in January 2009 through a union of the Saudi and Yemeni branches of al Qaeda, but jihadist antecedents in the region date back to the early 1990s when thousands of mujahedeen returned home from fighting the Soviet occupation in Afghanistan....

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