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The Pentagon intends to preserve the power of the US Army

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The Pentagon intends to preserve the power of the US Army



The expenditures of the US Department of Defense for the 2015 fiscal year will amount to 495,6 billion dollars. This is exactly the amount indicated in the budget application of US President Barack Obama, sent to US lawmakers for review and amendment. On the whole, this is 0,4 billion dollars less than the military received in the current fiscal year, and meets all the restrictive rules on the allocation of defense funds. In addition, in accordance with the program of the federal government, known as the "Initiative for Opportunity, Growth and Security Initiative" (Opportunity, Growth, and Security Initiative), the US president has requested another 26,4 billion dollars, which will be spent on maintaining the combat readiness of troops, modernizing weapons, the maintenance of military bases and the construction of military facilities. The presidential application also states that in the 2016 – 19 fiscal years, the Pentagon as a whole should receive a billion dollars more on 115 than the current rate of military spending cuts require. During this period, the annual requests of the US military will vary from 535 billion to 559 billion dollars.

The MO’s allotment request was based on the provisions of the Four-Year Defense Policy Review, which was laid down on the tables of the legislators of both houses of the US Congress along with the draft budget for the 2015 fiscal year (see “IEE” from 21.03.14), which reflects all directions of construction of the US Armed Forces for the near and distant future. The next such review should appear as early as 2018.

POTATIO, EQUIPMENT AND PROFESSIONALISM TROOPS

In the presented draft budget, the main priority is given to financing measures to ensure a balanced state of combat readiness of the national armed forces, the required equipment of troops with modern weapons and military equipment (IWT), professional training of servicemen to solve their tasks and decent pay for their military work.

Approximately two-thirds of the requested allocations (336,3 billion dollars) should be spent on paying money and providing benefits to existing military personnel, the number of which is currently 1,3 million, to pay for 800 activities of thousands of representatives of the National Guard and the reserve of the Armed Forces, for 700 salaries Thousands of civil servants, as well as medical support for 9 million military beneficiaries, both current and retired. This amount also includes expenses for combat training of troops, for material and technical support (MTO) of military contingents, for the maintenance of weapons and military equipment, for administrative management, for housing for military personnel and a number of other expenses of the Ministry of Defense.

The remaining part of the military budget (159,3 billion dollars) is planned to be spent on meeting the future needs of the Pentagon, including upgrading and replacing weapons and military equipment, as well as maintaining it in working condition and developing military infrastructure. 90,4 billion will be spent on purchases of weapons and military equipment, 63,5 billion will be spent on research and development, and 5,4 billion will be spent on military construction.

From the future budget, the Army (Ground Forces - SV) should receive 24,2% (120 billion), the Navy and the Marine Corps (KMP) - 29,8% (147,8 billion), and the Air Force - 27,8% (137,8 billion). . The remaining funds 18,1% (89,8 billion dollars) are planned to be spent on solving problems of a general defense nature. This includes allocations for the US Department of Defense Healthcare Program, for intelligence agencies, missile defense management, Advanced Military Research Administration (DARPA), as well as funding for the activities of many other smaller independent Pentagon units.

The $ 26,4 billion requested in addition to the budget should be spent on increasing funding for army operations, on material and technical support for activities aviation The Navy and the training of personnel of the US Air Force. A part of these funds will be allocated for the implementation of the aircraft modernization program, including an increase in the volume of purchases of F-35 family fighters, which are being put into service with the US Air Force, Navy and KMP, and P-8 Poseidon marine patrol aircraft, as well as an increase in allocations for the modernization program UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter.

IMPROVING MANAGEMENT EFFICIENCY

In order to free up funds needed to solve the tasks of the US Armed Forces and to increase the effectiveness of troop command and control in the 2015 fiscal year, the US DoD leadership envisaged a number of administrative reforms. This will allow the defense ministry to reduce 18 billion in this area of ​​activity in the next year. According to Pentagon’s specialists, the total savings for management will amount to 94 billion. At the same time, it is planned that 20% will reduce the cost of headquarters operations, reduce allocations to contractors, purposefully reduce the number of civilian personnel, cut down the costs of providing support units, reduce subsidies for the health care program, and move the time frame for the construction of military units facilities and housing for military personnel.

The US Department of Defense will continue to monitor measures to save the military budget, which were started in previous years. Expected savings to 2017 include a reduction in 150 billion in the cost of weapons and military equipment systems that was launched in 2012, a budget cut in 60 billion in dollars last year, and a decrease in 35 billion in the current. In addition, the Defense Ministry is making the necessary efforts to improve its financial statements and by the year of 2017 should be fully prepared to conduct audits by the relevant authorities. The leadership of the US DOD is also actively implementing initiatives to improve the structures and processes of arms procurement aimed at increasing the effectiveness of the IWT acquisition system.

The 2015 budget for the fiscal year includes a request for funding for a new cycle of measures to modernize and close military bases, which is due to start in the 2017 fiscal year. According to Pentagon experts, the refusal of parliamentarians from this proposal of the Defense Ministry will lead to unjustified expenditure of funds for the development of unnecessary infrastructure, which can be spent on upgrading the US armed forces and increasing their combat readiness.

PAYMENTS

Another way to save military expenditures and redistribute them to the implementation of programs to modernize the troops and ensure the necessary level of their combat readiness is to reduce the growth rate of the increase in the pay for military personnel. In recent years, incomes of military and civilian subordinates of the Pentagon have grown fairly quickly. Pentagon specialists believe that at present it is necessary to somewhat reduce their growth and channel the funds received to modernize the troops and train personnel.

The reduction in the growth rate of compensation will be carried out in accordance with the principles of maintaining contractual forces, maintaining payments at a level that will allow recruiting new military personnel and retaining at their workplaces military personnel who have already signed contracts, and providing guarantees to existing military personnel that they will receive further stable salary without any reductions. All savings will also be directed towards eliminating deficiencies in the training and education system, on the MTO troops and improving IWT.

On the basis of these principles, with the full consent of the Secretary of Defense and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the leadership of the US military in the budget for the next year made several proposals. So, for most of the personnel and personnel of the US Armed Forces, the growth of the basic salary is limited to 1%. Similar restrictions are planned for future years. In this case, the generals and senior officers in the 2015 fiscal year, the increase in cash is not provided at all.

Some slowdown in the growth of housing payments is also planned for the coming year. Now the servicemen will have to pay extra from their own pocket for renting housing, on average, up to 5% of the amount allocated to them for this purpose. In addition, the Pentagon liquidates housing insurance payments previously received by military personnel.

Reducing subsidies to the US Department of Defense trading network for purchasing industrial goods and food by military personnel in 2015 alone will save 200 million dollars, plus 2016 million in 600, of which it is planned to allocate about 400 million to military stores outside the United States. or in remote regions of America. According to military experts, in the future, none of the Pentagon’s trade enterprises will be closed. They will still be exempt from taxes and rents, which will allow them to sell goods to servicemen at significantly reduced prices.

In the 2015 fiscal year, it is planned to modernize and simplify the TRICARE military healthcare program. Its three components will be consolidated. In small limits, the cost of services that the servicemen previously paid from their own pocket will be increased. The involvement of the US Department of Defense in the payment of drugs and medical insurance for retirees who have reached the age of 65 will also be expanded.

MAINTAIN MILITARY AND DEFENSE FORCES

The leadership of the US military plans to reduce the number of troops and accelerate the implementation of programs to modernize them. In addition, the Pentagon intends to solve all the problems associated with ensuring the combat readiness of troops that have arisen during the conduct of wars over the past 13 years and aggravated by the sequestration of last year.

In accordance with the military budget, the United States Department of the Air Forces should receive the necessary funds for maintaining 59 squadrons, including the Air Force and National Guard reserve squadrons, which should ensure the elimination of all emerging threats to US national security. The program to modernize weapons and military equipment of the Air Force in the coming year is planned to spend significant funds. Thus, the request of the Ministry of the Air Force includes 4,6 billion dollars required for the purchase of X-NUMX F-26 fighter jets in the 35 fiscal year. In the coming 2015 years, 5 billion dollars will be spent on purchasing more 238 of such machines. The Pentagon intends to spend 31,7 billion dollars on funding to build a promising long-range bomber next year, and in five years this amount should increase to 0,9 billion. Next year, the Air Force plans to purchase seven KC-11,4 refueling aircraft worth 135 billion dollars, whereas after five years for 2,4 billion dollars, it is planned to purchase more 16,5 such aircraft. In addition, in the coming 69 years, the command of the US Air Force plans to spend 5 billion dollars on the creation of a new propulsion system for the next generation of fighters.

On the other hand, the US Air Force leadership plans to decommission A-10 attack aircraft, which have been in service for 50 years, and U-2 reconnaissance aircraft, which will be replaced by the Global Hawk UAV. It is also planned to reduce the number of acquired multi-purpose UAVs "Predator" and "Reaper", and the funds received are expected to be spent on the creation of a new combat reconnaissance helicopter.

In the 2015 year, the US Navy, in accordance with the Pentagon’s budget application, will have to finance the maintenance of 288 ships, but in five years their number will be increased to 309 units. The application contains a request for funding for the construction of strike submarines, squadron destroyers of URO, as well as floating naval bases. All these tools are designed to counter the threats to the United States, arising from potential adversaries and world terror.

The Navy’s budget also includes $ 5,9 billion for the purchase of two Virginia-type submarines. By 2019, it is planned to purchase two more such submarines. Their cost will be 28 billion dollars. At the 2015 fiscal year, the command of the US Navy also requests 2,8 billion dollars for the purchase of two destroyers of Arley Burk-type URO (DDG-51). Until 2019, it is planned to purchase one such ship annually. For the purchase of three littoral combat ships (LBK, originally - LCS) in 2015, the US Navy requested 1,5 billion. In the next 5 years, the ministry intends to purchase 14 for such ships, the total cost of which should be 8,1 billion.

The Navy also wants to receive from the federal budget next year 3,3 billion dollars for the purchase of eight F-35 fighter jets, two of which are to go into service with the USCM aviation. In total, up to 2019, the United States Navy plans to purchase 109 aircraft and spend 22,9 billion for these purposes.

The command of the Navy also intends to implement plans for the long-term and phased upgrading of 11 URO cruisers that are now in their arsenal. Improved ships will gradually enter the US Navy, will have greater combat capabilities and have a longer service life.

In the next fiscal year, the KMP requested 182 billion dollars for the maintenance and security of 700 900 marines, including 22,7 fighters, providing security to the US embassies.

In 2015, the United States Ground Forces (Army) will operate 32 combat brigades and 28 brigades of the National Guard, which are part of the United States Army. Due to the fact that the military strategy of America does not provide for the conduct of long-term large-scale wars, in the very near future the size of the Army will amount to 440 – 450 thousand troops. In order to create balanced forces, the National Guard and the reserve of the Volga-Navy will reduce their contingents to 335 and 195 thousand, respectively.

This military contingent, according to the Pentagon, together with the fighters of the KMP is able to solve all the tasks formulated in the US military strategy, including defeating the aggressor in one theater, protecting the continental part of America and providing support to the Air Force and Navy in the second theater. However, US DoD experts believe that the use of troops of such size is fraught with great risks if they need to simultaneously participate in multilateral conflicts.

As a result, the US Army leadership proposes to close the program to create a promising infantry fighting vehicle and consider alternatives to this type of military equipment. In addition, it is planned to remove from service the multipurpose reconnaissance and assault helicopters OH-58D "Kiowa" and replace them with AH-64 "Apache" attack helicopters and light multi-purpose UH-72A "Lakota" helicopters. The National Guard will also receive more universal UH-60 "Black Hawk" helicopters.

At 2015 fiscal year, the US Department of Defense is requesting 7,5 billion dollars to support the Missile Defense Administration. Another 5,1 billion dollars is supposed to be spent on conducting cybernetic operations, which will expand the defensive and offensive capabilities of the respective military contingents employed in this field.

The command of special operations at the request of the US Department of Defense should receive 7,7 billion dollars, i.e. 105 billion more than in the current year. These funds will be used to maintain the required level of combat readiness of 69 700 military personnel of this kind of troops, including their training and expansion of opportunities to solve a wide range of tasks on a global and regional scale.

Currently, the relevant committees of the House of Representatives hold hearings on the military budget for the 2015 fiscal year. Legislators are representatives of the top leadership of the four military ministries, the NKNSH, as well as the joint and special commands of the Pentagon. The higher ranks of the military department substantiate the future plans of military construction and give appropriate explanations to congressmen and senators. What will be the military budget for the 2015 fiscal year, time will tell.
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  1. pravda2014s
    pravda2014s April 5 2014 08: 54
    +11
    Damn it, rotten, cynical, imperialistic USA!
    1. SlavaUkraini
      SlavaUkraini April 6 2014 20: 26
      0
      I cannot understand the absolutely inadequate attitude of the Russian population towards the United States. This is absolutely incomprehensible aggression, patriotism bordering on chauvinism, blaming the "enemy" for all the troubles, and thinking in the categories of the Cold War that ended many years ago.
      In addition, it is strange for me to see the epithets "cynical" and "imperialistic" from a citizen of a country that stabbed "brother" in the back.
      Peace be with you.
      1. family tree
        family tree April 6 2014 23: 10
        +1
        Quote: SlavaUkraini
        I can’t understand the absolutely inadequate attitude of the Russian population towards the United States.

        Yeah. Was Russia sticking US military bases around itself? Russia forced NATO to expand east, despite its resistance? Russia arranges orange revolutions and Maidan, near its borders? With a Russian military presence in Afghanistan, has the latter become the largest producer of heroin? And finally, it was Russia that bombed Kosovo from the Yugoslavs and turned it into the main transshipment base for the transfer of basic Afghan products? Churkin tried to command poor Samantochka in the UN? You can continue for a long time, but this is not the main thing. The main thing is that we lived under the leadership of the Washington Regional Committee, barely survived. Now, this is up to you. And in the back we didn’t beat anyone. If you mean the Crimea, so he himself left you. And SE will probably leave too. I wish for peace, but I'm afraid it will sound like a mockery.
        1. SlavaUkraini
          SlavaUkraini April 7 2014 23: 58
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          Dear, judging by the latest events "nailed" military bases is quite justified. For, as it turned out, even in the center of a civilized old woman in Europe there is someone who is ready to use force unprecedentedly, contrary to international agreements. Military bases on the territory of NATO countries are a guarantee, albeit a conditional one, that, for example, "self-defense forces" will not enter Estonia to protect the Russian population.
          The thesis that “orange revolutions” are arranged by someone from the outside, I consider incorrect, populist, bordering on schizophrenia, and also such that is used to propagate Putin's policies. In addition, "Maidans" are personal internal affairs of a separate country, to which Russia has or should not have anything to do.
          A conversation about Yugoslavia can be held for a very long time, but before we start talking about the bombing of Belgrade, it is worth remembering the war in Slovenia (initiated by the Serbs), the genocide of the Albanians (by the hands of the Serbs, orders of the highest Serbian leadership), the massacre in Bosnia, and finally, the shelling Croatia, as a result of which several cities (Dubrovnik, for example) were almost completely erased. In conclusion, it should be said that the reason for this was the chauvinism and imperialism of the Serbs, who staged a massacre over any secession of the Bosniaks / Croats / Slovenes / Albanians. Russian propaganda is actively promoting the image of "Serb brothers" to the masses, who were tortured in a fascist manner by the evil, despicable USA and NATO, but at the same time it does not show the other side of the coin - the crimes of the Serbs led by Milosevic and co.
          "At hand of the Washington Regional Committee", this probably means the 90s? Alas, the Washington Regional Committee is not to blame for Yeltsin's stupidity and personal negative qualities.
          They beat me in the back. Ukraine was weakened by the decision of the internal affairs. At this time, Russia sent troops to Crimea, helped Aksenov to seize power, and hold a referendum, the results and honesty of which was not controlled by anyone. This is aggression, and against the background of polemics about the "brotherly" people - and completely shocking cynicism.
          1. family tree
            family tree April 8 2014 01: 01
            +2
            Quote: SlavaUkraini
            judging by the latest events, "nailed" military bases is quite justified.

            Base and expansion happened to recent events. Nostradamus, damn it. But the latest events have occurred, just as a result of continued expansion.
            For, as it turned out, even in the center of a civilized old woman in Europe there is someone who is ready to use force unprecedented in defiance of international agreements.
            Is this about NATO and the USA?
            The thesis that “orange revolutions” are arranged by someone from the outside, I consider incorrect, populist, bordering on schizophrenia, and also such that is used to propagate Putin's policies.
            And on the last Maidan, and whoever shone there, look laziness. And the fact that the United States 5 lards for situevina in Ukraine swelled, and about this the whole world is popping, nothing? About the fact that the US ambassador gave shoulder straps to the independent Sbshniks, and now in Kiev at the SBU office a mattress is hanging, is this normal?
            Russian propaganda is actively promoting the image of "Serb brothers" to the masses, who were tortured by the evil despicable USA and NATO in a fascist manner
            The conversation was about Kosovo, there is no need to interfere in a heap, we are looking at the result of this "peacekeeping"
            They beat me in the back. Ukraine was weakened by the decision of internal affairs.
            In Crimea there were Ukrainian military and Ukrainian law enforcement agencies. Resistance is zero. Crimea left you yourself. As the whole southeast will leave.
            shocking cynicism.
            And this is about Poland, supporting Bandera, after the Volyn massacre. I don’t call dear, I hate the Nazis and their companions.
            1. stalkerwalker
              stalkerwalker April 8 2014 01: 03
              +1
              Quote: perepilka
              And this is about Poland, supporting Bandera, after the Volyn massacre. I don’t call dear, I hate the Nazis and their companions.

              Vladimir!
              Who are you crucifying to?
              Tired of Natsik on the Censor - he got into trouble here. They are like jackals - they will climb out of their holes by night.
              1. family tree
                family tree April 8 2014 01: 40
                +1
                Quote: stalkerwalker
                Vladimir!
                Who are you crucifying to?

                Hi Ilyich! Yeah, he told me to warm up a bit. So the answers are not for him, it is useless to answer him.
      2. CIANIT
        CIANIT April 7 2014 08: 08
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        What is more incomprehensible is the hatred of western Ukraine towards the Russians, not towards the Poles, not towards the Germans, who at one time drowned the Ukrainians in the blood, but towards the Russians, who always helped them survive. This is certainly the ideological machine of the West that works 100%, can you really be so stupid . The West does not give anything just like that, but for giving it it will take a triple price.
        1. SlavaUkraini
          SlavaUkraini April 8 2014 00: 02
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          The stupidest stereotype imposed by propaganda is that Ukrainians hate someone. Historically, there have been plenty of conflicts and disagreements between Ukrainians and Russians, and against the background of the last 300 years, much more than between the Poles and Germans you mentioned. But, with all this, with all my extensive acquaintances with brothers from Western Ukraine, incl. with members of the "Right Sector", not one of them experiences and does not show hatred based on ethnicity. In the end, all of Ukraine, to be honest, was shocked when the "peace march" took place in Moscow. We all understand that there are different people in any nation. Both in Ukrainian "bad" and in Russian "good".
          Alas, your polemic about the "evil West" seems to me to be empty talk.
          1. family tree
            family tree April 8 2014 01: 44
            +1
            Quote: SlavaUkraini
            with all my extensive acquaintances with brothers from Western Ukraine, incl. with members of the "Right Sector", not one of them experiences and does not show hatred based on ethnicity.

            We type in the search engine:
            Yarosh about the Russians.
            Muzychko about Russian.
            And we read, sectarians, we read carefully.
  2. ivanovbg
    ivanovbg April 5 2014 10: 04
    +1
    According to this document, US embassies are guarding 900 marines. States in the world around 200. Even if the US embassy is only half of them, that is 100, it turns out that one embassy is protected by 9 people? Something is wrong here, maybe a typo is one zero less?

    And the number of their scouts in 70 thousand generally rolls over all the norms. Each country in the world is "provided" with an average of 350 US military intelligence specialists. And this despite the fact that Djibouti, Kot'D Ivoar, Malawi, Seychelles and a number of others like them hardly need more than 3-5 people. And they have a budget of almost $ 8 billion. There is something to think about.
  3. radio operator
    radio operator April 5 2014 10: 09
    +6
    At 2015 fiscal year, the US Department of Defense is requesting 7,5 billion dollars to support the Missile Defense Administration. Another 5,1 billion dollars is supposed to be spent on conducting cybernetic operations, which will expand the defensive and offensive capabilities of the respective military contingents employed in this field.

    They can afford to increase the country's military budget. He turned on the printing press - and in a day he printed half the budget of the Pentagon.
    Only they will not be more efficient.
    It is memorable that the US Marines refused to carry out a combat mission due to the lack of orange juice for breakfast.
    1. SlavaUkraini
      SlavaUkraini April 6 2014 20: 28
      0
      Was there really such a case? And you, I’m sure, are not at all verbose, and can you give evidence in the form of a link to an authoritative source?
      1. bistrov.
        bistrov. April 6 2014 22: 20
        0
        But you didn’t overeat American rations? You won’t understand that you have nothing to do here.
        1. SlavaUkraini
          SlavaUkraini April 8 2014 00: 09
          0
          What diva do you get personalized with? Do you have evidence of the above?
  4. Pashhenko Nikolay
    Pashhenko Nikolay April 5 2014 10: 30
    +2
    For the purchase of three littoral warships It must be assumed that ocean ships should now be called abyssal? A new feature?
    1. 78bor1973
      78bor1973 April 5 2014 11: 01
      +5
      The guys decided in this way to close their coast from our submarines. Only something they rust them just like old UAZ.
      1. sinukvl
        sinukvl April 5 2014 22: 45
        0
        So to see physics well forgotten, and the banal electrician too. It is impossible to connect copper with aluminum in electric circuits, an galvanic pair is formed (and on these troughs the electric circuits are directly closed to the body, and it is made of aluminum alloy - duralumin), and if salt solution is also present (and it is sea water) then the destruction of metal occurs many times faster. What to take from them with their education system ...
  5. Mizhgan
    Mizhgan April 5 2014 10: 46
    +2
    The Pentagon intends to preserve the power of the US army, and Russia needs to restore its army and surpass the American one. What is being done at the moment.
    1. SlavaUkraini
      SlavaUkraini April 6 2014 20: 29
      0
      The USA is an advanced economically developed country. She can allow it.
      And Russia does not come close to this parameter either in terms of its economy or living standards of the population. An attempt to "catch up and overtake" will have disastrous consequences for the population.
  6. Nikich
    Nikich April 5 2014 15: 02
    +2
    Given the actions of America around the world, one theater is unlikely to be limited ...
  7. Leshka
    Leshka April 5 2014 16: 18
    +2
    no ode empire does not live forever and America is not an exception
  8. Greenwood
    Greenwood April 5 2014 16: 32
    +3
    Well, with such a budget, why not save some power ?! Some marines receive almost 2 times more annually than the entire Russian army. Indeed, there is something to ponder ...
    1. Orang
      Orang April 6 2014 10: 24
      +1
      It's boring to think. Any article on the site with an analysis of the enemy's military strength causes a lot of comments in the style of "Yes, we have them ... yes we have them ..." with corresponding pictures.
  9. Boa kaa
    Boa kaa April 5 2014 18: 07
    +4
    I carefully read the article. But unfortunately I did not find anything about financing the US strategic nuclear forces. All digital assets are for general purpose forces and for ensuring the vital activity of troops, command and control, etc. Is it possible that nothing is allocated in the US defense budget to maintain the strategic nuclear forces, to ensure their functioning, modernization, R&D?
    About the Navy. It is clear from the appropriations that he is still the leading force in the militarist chariot of the Amers. And they will buy Virginias, Arleigh Burkees, ships of the littoral zone, modernize Ticonderogs, and purchase F-35s. Here, in fact, is the "portrait" of my enemy. And why not a word about SSBN, AVM, UDC, procurement of ICBMs, KRBD, etc. I would like to have such an imph, however.
    1. Greenwood
      Greenwood April 5 2014 18: 37
      +1
      Amerikosy ICBMs ceased to be issued simultaneously with the collapse of the USSR. The concept of a global and lightning-fast non-nuclear strike is being worked out so as not to clutter up the planet of radiation.
    2. Marine One
      Marine One April 5 2014 23: 24
      0
      Slide from the presentation of the Navy - Plans for shipbuilding until 2019. Keep in mind this is not a final document, but only a budget proposal.

      Full presentation on the link - http://www.finance.hq.navy.mil/FMB/15pres/DON_PB15_Press_Brief.pdf
  10. siberalt
    siberalt April 5 2014 20: 59
    0
    There is little use for digital purposes until the cost structure is shown.
  11. Skifo
    Skifo April 5 2014 21: 44
    +2
    I apologize, the drawing stole from a neighboring topic, but I really liked it!
    1. Unheavyshadow
      Unheavyshadow April 6 2014 20: 26
      0
      Heh, funny, thanks to the author, laughed heartily.
    2. CIANIT
      CIANIT April 7 2014 08: 15
      0
      I think you should not flatter yourself to this picture. As many losses as Russia suffered in the wars of the first half of the 20th century, not one country experienced it. And they buried people mainly with us.
  12. Nikich
    Nikich April 6 2014 06: 20
    +1
    Quote: Skifo
    I apologize, the drawing stole from a neighboring topic, but I really liked it!

    Find where. Our country is big ...
  13. dimarm74
    dimarm74 April 6 2014 11: 42
    0
    Chubais needs to be sent to help them, as the main specialist in various kinds of sequestra .... More Burbulis ... Kozyreva .. and Gorbachev to the heap
    1. Unheavyshadow
      Unheavyshadow April 6 2014 20: 24
      0
      "Chubais" - to fall XD
  14. k_ply
    k_ply April 6 2014 16: 37
    +2
    Everywhere you look, militant screamers and professional gravediggers with "rich combat experience", and ploughmen and soldiers in one person are still a minority in Russia, AS IN THE PICTURE. Maybe enough for a reason and without a reason to go to the gym ... to climb, "hard workers"!
  15. Unheavyshadow
    Unheavyshadow April 6 2014 20: 22
    0
    The Pentagon will have to work a lot there.
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    1. SlavaUkraini
      SlavaUkraini April 8 2014 00: 17
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      Your targeted distortion of the name of my country is an insult and violation of the rules of the site. The name of the country is Ukraine, remember this.
      I am not concerned about the issue of the attitude of the US population towards Ukraine on a large scale, but I know that there is a wide Ukrainian diaspora in the United States, and the Americans went to the Ukrainian embassies with actions in support of the Maidan. However, I am primarily concerned with the population and affairs of my country and my people, and not all sorts of overseas. And I would be very happy if the Russian population also cared about the affairs of their country, and not someone else's. "There are a lot of Russians" - this is within 15% of the total population, and the absolute majority of these 15% are concentrated in Crimea. After all, if they are Russians and love Russia, there is no problem to move to this, in their opinion, inhabited land. Without any insults, "suitcase, station, Russia" is an excellent principle that should be used by the Russophile population of Ukraine and not interfere with the life of the rest of the population, both Ukrainian and Crimean Tatar, which, recall, is the indigenous population of Crimea.
      1. stalkerwalker
        stalkerwalker April 8 2014 00: 34
        +2
        Quote: SlavaUkraini
        Without any insults, "suitcase, station, Russia" is an excellent principle that should be used by the Russophile population of Ukraine and not interfere with the life of the rest of the population, both Ukrainian and Crimean Tatar, which, I recall, is the indigenous population of Crimea.

        Glory...
        You are not the first "smart" Svidomo here ...
        Briefly - went to W ... PU!
        "Suitcase, station, to Bandera Zh ... PU!"
      2. family tree
        family tree April 8 2014 01: 36
        +1
        You see, SlavaUkraini, we were spanked with these imperial manners for so long that we decided it was better to be a sinner than to be reputed to be a sinner. The ancestors conquered Novorossia and Crimea, and in the Russian Empire, they did not treat Ukraine in any way. And we are aware of how Ukrainians were made of Russians during the censuses. So, "suitcase, train station, Austria". Just in case, otherwise Poland was also part of the Russian Empire. There and continue to banderlozhit, if you will, of course. Yes, and be careful, otherwise they also have a hammer and sickle on their coat of arms. As if the mental disorder would not happen, therefore, I warn you in advance, you like people are allergic to communist symbols.
  17. 2front
    2front April 6 2014 22: 55
    0
    Their sum seems only large, in fact, they are doing a shitty thing.