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538 words • advanced • 3 years, 1 month ago
business
"Over the past decade, China's military spending has more than quadrupled, making it the second-largest defensespender in the world behind the US. But Beijingmight be spending a lot more on its military thanit's putting inthe books. Transparency Inter..."
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594 words • advanced • 3 years, 5 months ago
business
"Since 2009, $287 million has been spent on programs aimed at improving morale within the US military, which has shouldered two major overseas combat deployments over the past decade. But these efforts may have been largely fruitless, as 52% of soldie..."
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264 words • advanced • 3 years, 1 month ago
business
"In fiscal year 2014, the US spent approximately $5.9 billion on foreign military aid, according to a Congressional Budget report from 2015. This funding represents to 17% of the US' totalglobal aid. Of that foreign military aid, nearly 75% of it went..."

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424 words • advanced • 2 years, 6 months ago
business
"By MarEx 2016-05-15 05:00:09 China condemned the U.S. Defense Department's annual report on the Chinese military on Sunday, calling it deliberate distortion that has "severely damaged" mutual trust. In its annual report to Congress on Chinese milit..."
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354 words • advanced • 2 years, 5 months ago
business
"Global Aerospace and Defense Telemetry Market The report, now available on ASDReports , recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global aerospace and defense (A&D) telemetry market: BAE Systems, Cobham, Honeywell International, L..."

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497 words • advanced • 3 years, 1 month ago
startups, business
"There are enemy combatants for as far as the eye can see and complex decisions to be made, the ramifications of which must be carefully calculated lest comrades suffer the most dire of consequences. The battlefield sounds an awful lot like Wall Stree..."

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144 words • intermediate • 2 years, 10 months ago
sales
"QUITO, Ecuador — President Rafael Correa says he has fired Ecuadors military high command for refusing to pay back to the state $41 million from an overvalued land deal. Correa announced via Twitter the sacking of the heads of the army, navy and air ..."
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596 words • advanced • 3 years, 9 months ago
"Fourteen NATO countries have so far announced their defense budgets for 2015. Of those fourteen, only the US and Estonia have passed the 2% of GDP threshold that every NATO nation pledged to have as their goal for military expenditure. According to a..."
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702 words • advanced • 2 years, 9 months ago
sales
"via WikimediaAs still the worlds sole superpower, the United States possesses an unequaled array of instruments to support its foreign and defense strategies. With so much attention being focused on the conflicts in the Middle East, Russian aggressio..."
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494 words • advanced • 2 years, 8 months ago
business
"Reuters/Ahmad MasoodA report by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute has revealed that most of the worlds nations hiked their military budgets last year, marking the first increase in spending since the 2008 crisis. It seems that the ..."
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375 words • advanced • 2 years, 9 months ago
business
"Strange and unsettling developments emerging late last week — from one of the world’s key oil-producing countries. Venezuela. The Venezuelan government Friday issued a decree that, for the first time, allows the country’s military to take dir..."
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972 words • advanced • 2 years, 8 months ago
business
"US military analysts looking at trends that will affect the relationship between America and China believe they see clear signs of future trouble—and are developing ideas to foster cooperation to try to avoid conflict. Admiral William Owens, forme..."
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2807 words • advanced • 3 years, 4 months ago
business
"“Of all the enemies to public liberty war is, perhaps, the most to be dreaded because it comprises and develops the germ of every other. War is the parent of armies; from these proceed debts and taxes… known instruments for bringing the many under th..."
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370 words • intermediate • 2 years, 9 months ago
business
"Not satisfied with buying seven robotics companies in the past six months, Google has added the creator of the BigDog robot, Boston Dynamics , for an undisclosed sum. This makes the company a supplier of military hardware. However, Google executives..."

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460 words • advanced • 3 years, 4 months ago
business
"Despite suffering economic sanctions and the falling price of oil, Vladimir Putin has pushed forwarded with an estimated 20 trillion ruble ($351 billion USD) program to modernize and overhaul the military by 2020. But the Russian defense sector is st..."

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608 words • advanced • 3 years, 6 months ago
"May 29, 2015 The House and Senate released their versions of the FY 2016 defense bill. The House passed its version of the defense bill (H.R. 1735) the same day the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) completed its mark-up (S. 1376). The two bill..."

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"Russia's military spending is getting out of control. The Kremlin has been in the middle of an intense military build up over the last few months against the backdrop of a deteriorating economy. Even with the Kremlin's revised budget plan in April (w..."
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469 words • advanced • 3 years, 12 months ago
"Stockholm (AFP) - Sales by Russian arms manufacturers continue to expand thanks to Moscow's investments despite a downturn in global defence spending, a Stockholm-based think-tank said Monday."The remarkable increases in Russian companies' arms sales..."
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434 words • advanced • 3 years, 9 months ago
"China's military is set to have a banner year. Beijing will increase funding for the military in 2015 by about 10%, The New York Times reports citing Fu Ying, the spokeswoman for China's National People's Congress. This uptick in funding means that t..."
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517 words • advanced • 2 years, 10 months ago
business
"The 2016 edition of The Military Balance, the Institute for International and Strategic Studies' definitive annual report on the state of the world's various armed forces has some encouraging and not-so-encouraging news about global defense spending...."

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