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Rouhani moves to slash IRGC budget, empower army

by Abbas Qaidaar. He is an Iranian international security and defense policy analyst. This article was first published on al-Monitor and re-published here by Qaidaar’s permission — thank you! Iranian President Hassan Rouhani presented a general budget bill to parliament … Continue reading

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The U.S. Navy and Presidential Campaigns: Size Matters

by Brett Davis. He is a U.S. Navy Surface Warfare Officer, who also runs the blog ClearedHot and occasionally navigates Twitter. Brett holds an M.A. in International Relations from Northeastern University. His opinions are his own and do not represent … Continue reading

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Neue Schulden helfen nicht gegen Boko Haram

von Peter Dörrie Aktuell begeht Nigeria ein trauriges Jubiläum. 100 Tage sind seit der Entführung von etwa 300 Mädchen durch die Rebellengruppe Boko Haram aus einer Schule bei Chibok vergangen, ein Fall der unter dem Slogan #BringBackOurGirls um die Welt … Continue reading

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Sea Control by CIMSEC

As a partner site of CIMSEC, we will cross-post all future episode of “Sea Control” – the podcast of CIMSEC hosted by Matthew Hipple. “Sea Control” is a very fine product and anyone, who says otherwise is replacing your pets … Continue reading

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U.S. Navy Could Scuttle Expansion Plans

by DAVID AXE The U.S. Navy probably won’t shrink in the coming decade. Neither will it get any bigger as the Pentagon absorbs at least $450 billion in cuts compared to earlier projections. A Navy that holds steady at 285 … Continue reading

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Design Work Underway on U.S. Air Force ‘B-3’ Bomber

The U.S. Defense Department’s proposed 2012 budget represented a surprising bonanza for warplanes. Despite a flattening topline — $670 billion, compared to more than $700 billion for 2011 — design and production of military aircraft remains strong. In the coming year, the Pentagon wants to purchase, at a cost of $27 billion, around 530 manned and unmanned aircraft, while also accelerating design work on a new carrier-launched naval drone and a new manned stealth bomber for the Air Force. Continue reading

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