The chair of the House Armed Services Committee said Wednesday he is “unconvinced” on pursuing a deep cut to the defense budget, adding he could see a likely reduction of $10 to 20 billion in the coming years rather than a 10 to 20 percent overall cut. Rep. Adam Smith (D-Wash.) also told ...

The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) said Tuesday he predicts Democrats will have to settle significant intra-party differences on reducing the defense budget if former Vice President Joe Biden wins the election, while noting he believes the Pentagon should still be able to ...

The Pentagon’s spending plans are relatively flat adjusted for inflation for remainder of its five-year budget program that begins in fiscal year 2021 but in the decade leading to 2025 the budget will have to grow faster than inflation to keep up with current plans, the Congressional Budget ...