Rapid Fire Sept. 23, 2013: Is a Defense-Centric CR the Way Out for DoD Budget?
- US Senator Ted Cruz [R-TX] told Fox News that department-specific continuing resolutions, starting with defense, should be considered by Congress to avoid a complete government shutdown, if it comes to that. Sen. Tom Coburn [R-OK] thinks the effort to defund Obamacare can’t be a successful tactic beyond raising awareness about the healthcare law’s shortcomings. Still, expect several days of procedural nonsense of the kind only the US Congress can conjure.
“The Indian Navy, much like the other two services, has found it difficult to translate its conceptual commitment to self-reliance and indigenization into actionable policy, resulting in a perpetuation of reliance on external sources for naval modernization. Yet India’s reliance on its navy to project power is only likely to increase in the coming years as naval buildup continues apace in the Indo-Pacific.”
- The video below shows recent fights off China’s Liaoning aircraft carrier. Notice the deck crew’s eerily familiar color-coded jerseys: