Consolidated DoD FY17 Budget Fact Sheet

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  1. Pathfinder

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    Falcon Major Staff Member Social Media Team

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    One of the key points that sticks out to me in this budget is its emphasis on Full Spectrum Warfare and the recognition that full spectrum warfare requires well educated, trained, and skilled personnel. Back in the ye' olde days the most complicated job would be operating artillery or being a maintenance worker for engines or some other type of machinery but today we need people who have a specific set of skills in cyber, and electronic warfare. Not only are specialist required to know about these domains but so does the average soldier as they will be under electronic and cyber attack. Ramming a bayonet through a bag and putting rounds down range doesn't cut it. Soldiers need to have a general understanding of many more concepts.

    Another point is emphasizing our need to be more active in Europe and East Asia. We are quadrupling the money we spend in Europe and in East Asia we will have a stronger naval presence. Our marines will also be bolstered to react to various scenarios.

    Final key point, all of these will supposedly be achieved with less :$100:
     
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    Today President Barack Obama sent Congress a proposed budget request of $582.7 billion in discretionary budget authority to fund the Department of Defense in Fiscal Year 2017 (FY 2017).

    The FY 2017 budget of $582.7 billion complies with the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015, giving the department both funding stability and protection from the damage of sequestration in FY 2016 and FY 2017. Within the confines of this negotiated amount, the budget request reflects the priorities necessary for our force today and in the future to best serve and protect our nation in a rapidly changing security environment. The base budget of $523.9 billion includes an increase of $2.2 billion over the FY 2016 enacted budget of $521.7 billion. As specified in the budget agreement, DoD’s FY 2017 overseas contingency operations budget is $58.8 billion, nearly the same as the FY 2016 enacted level of $58.6 billion. The combined request represents a total increase of $2.4 billion, or less than one percent over FY 2016 enacted levels.

    The FY 2017 budget reflects recent strategic threats and changes that have taken place in Asia, the Middle East and Europe. Russian aggression,terrorism by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and others, and China’s island building and claims of sovereignty in international waters all necessitate changes in our strategic outlook and in our operational commitments. Threats and actions originating in Iran and North Korea negatively affect our interests and our allies. These challenges have sharpened the focus of our planning and budgeting.



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  4. Vergennes

    Vergennes Captain Staff Member Ret. Military International Mod

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    @Admin @AMDR Please,could you delete this thread,because i didn't see one is already running about the same subject !
    Thanks.
     
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    Osmanovic 1st Lieutenant

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    Or merge it guys, the charts are good.
     
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    Yup. Good point. I Merged the threads
     
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