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The Defense Department Budget Is Too Low: When Can U.S. Military Capabilities Be Restored?

ArmchairPolitiicianTrumpSwampDefense, June 21, 2017, by Brad Peery,, www.ArmchairPolitician.US

Despite the increases in the Department of Defense (DOD) budget, additional increases are needed. The Obama budget in 2012 projected military increases to $661 billion in 2018. In 2011, the 2011 Budget Control Act was enacted and mandated across-the-board tax cuts known as sequestration. This […]

The Trump Naval Buildup Is About To Begin: What Will Be Its’ Direction?

ArmchairPoliticianDefense, June 5, 2017, Brad Peery, WWW.ArmchairPolitician.US,

President Trump has promised to expand our current Naval fleet from 275 to 350, which is near the 355 that the Navy Department is recommending. We are on our way to 308 ships, but building up to 350 or more will likely require significant additional shipbuilding resources. […]