- US Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta said the FY14 President Budget will not be submitted until the end of next month. It will include a 1% military pay raise (i.e. most likely lower than inflation) but is not going to be fully based on the baseline established by the Budget Control Act. Passback guidance was provided by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to the Pentagon at the end of last month.
- Another round of base realignment and closure (BRAC) will be on the table. That was also the case last year but the idea was soon found dead on arrival in Congress.
- Canada is to go through an unusually large rejiggering of its military leadership, with new chiefs for the Navy and Army coming this year, among many other appointments and reassignments.
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