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The Space Force needs a 40% budget increase in order to improve space-based missile warning.

The U.S. Space Force’s $24.5 billion funding proposal for fiscal 2023 is a 40% increase over last year, driven by the Department of Defense’s need to expand its space-based missile warning and tracking system. During an embargoed media conference on March 25, Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall informed reporters that the Space Force’s $7 billion […]
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The Air Force wants more money to develop hypersonic weapons

The Air Force’s fiscal 2023 budget request includes further funding for hypersonic weapons development, replenishing guided munitions supplies, purchasing ship-killing missiles and air-launched cruise missiles, and further developing a next-generation intercontinental ballistic missile. The budget request, issued by the Biden administration on Monday, wants to raise spending on hypersonic prototyping from almost $509 million approved […]
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In the fighter replacement competition, Canada selects the F-35.

According to government insiders, the Canadian government has chosen Lockheed Martin’s F-35 as the preferred offering in its competition to purchase a new fighter plane. Canada intends to purchase 88 new fighter planes to replace its CF-18s. The government has set aside around CA$19 billion (US $15 billion) for the acquisition. According to Procurement Minister […]
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Biden proposes $773 billion for the Pentagon, a 4% increase.

According to a White House plan revealed on Monday, Defense Department spending would climb by 4% in fiscal 2023, which is much higher than what administration officials requested last year but likely not enough to please legislative Republicans. The $773 billion plan, according to administration officials, includes new funds to assist Ukraine in its fight […]
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What’s Next for Mali?

The past few years have seen major political upheaval in the West African nation of Mali, with two coups in as many years. The most recent transition took place in May 2021, when President Bah Ndaw was ousted by his vice president and former special forces colonel, Assimi Goïta. The newly established junta, as recently […]
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NATO nations pledged their support for Ukraine in the event of a chem-bio attack

NATO nations intend to approve more assistance for Ukraine’s defense against Russia’s incursion, including weaponry to repel a future chemical or biological assault. The support is critical to protect the alliance’s own member nations, which would also be contaminated if Russia used a chemical, biological, radiological, or nuclear (CBRN) weapon against Ukraine, said Secretary-General Jens […]
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