Military And Intelligence Bews Briefs — April 9, 2021

Defense News: Biden requests $715B for Pentagon, hinting at administration’s future priorities

WASHINGTON — U.S. President Joe Biden’s fiscal 2022 budget request asks for $753 billion in national security funding, an increase of 1.6 percent that includes $715 billion for the Defense Department.

The request, rolled out Friday, amounts to a slight decrease for the Pentagon when adjusted for inflation, and it’s well shy of the Trump administration’s projected $722 billion request for FY22.

The proposal would also end the off-budget funding pool known the overseas contingency operations, or OCO, account.

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Military And Intelligence Bews Briefs — April 9, 2021

Biden requests $753B defense budget, a slight increase — The Hill

Biden to request $715B for the Pentagon, slight increase from last year — Politico

Biden defense budget criticized by Republicans, progressives alike –– The Hill

Biden’s defense budget will meet ‘traffic jam’ in Congress — Defense News

U.S. military readiness has 'degraded' over last two decades, GAO report says — UPI

Biden to keep Trump-era land mine policy in place during review — The Hill

POW/MIA flag moved back atop White House — The Hill

USS Abraham Lincoln finishes seven months of maintenance, upgrades — UPI

Russian and Chinese Nuclear Threats Pose Problem for U.S. Deterrence, Experts Say — USNI

DOD Struggling to Improve Readiness in Every Domain — Air Force Magazine

U.S. Air Force F-15EX fighter plane renamed Eagle II — UPI

Air Force releases new mission statement focused on airpower — UPI

Failure to launch: US Air Force's much-hyped hypersonic live-fire missile test abandoned after B52 bomber 'unable to complete its launch sequence' — Daily Mail

Boeing sues, cancels contracts with Air Force One supplier — Reuters

Space Force unveils plans for Space Systems Command — C4ISRNet

Army Wants to Replace the Cold War-Era TOW Missile with a New Longer-Range Tank Killer — Military.com

Report: U.S. military must speed up AI development to maintain edge — UPI

Pentagon takes step toward new screening procedures to weed out extremists — The Hill

The Extremism Question the Military Can't Answer — US News and World Report

Pentagon chief to visit Europe, Israel amid tensions with Russia, Iran — The Hill

Scoop: Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin to visit Israel next week — Axios

USAF F-22s participate in interoperability exercises with Japanese forces — UPI

No timetable for withdrawal of troops after US, Iraq talks — AP

U.S., Salvadoran armies agree to training exercises — UPI

US sending two warships to Black Sea as Russia builds up forces in Ukraine — The Hill

US warships set sail for Black Sea amid stand-off with Russia over military conflict in Eastern Ukraine, Turkish diplomats report — RT

Moscow Says US Military Activities Contribute to Escalation in Arctic Region — Sputnik

China’s New Stealth Destroyers Should Make the U.S. Navy Worry — 19FortyFive

Sweden clings to its non-NATO status amid substantial defense budget boost — Defense News

South Korea rolls out the KF-21, joining elite group of global supersonic fighter jet makers — CNN

Brazilian group seeks to stop aircraft carrier sale to Turkish company –– Defense News

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