Beijing is stepping up its own projection of power around the globe.
Mattis said the U.S. should ensure its diplomats "negotiate from a position of strength."
Sarkozy could face a one-year prison sentence if convicted.
The defense committee recommends raising spending in the face of new political challenges.
Trump said on Twitter that the F-35 program's cost "is out of control" and that "billions of dollars can and will be saved" after his inauguration.
Trump's "isolationism" doesn't entail shrinking America's military weight.
Denying patients the best cures because the insurers don't want to foot the bill is callous and counterproductive.
The Kremlin doesn't want to achieve economic growth by softening its foreign policy, empowering the middle class or unleashing a spending spree.
Reserves are running too low to expect additional investment, he said.
NATO and Russia are both pondering reinforcement in the Black Sea.
Russia's defense spending, which has grown for the past 15 years, has flatlined. It remains at 3.8 percent of GDP this year and is declining in real terms.
U.S. and Western European spending is on the slide as Eastern Europe rearms.
Former top U.S. military commander slams Europe's foreign policy as "wishful thinking" in light of spending cuts.
Report outlines bleak prospects for British military under political parties' spending plans.
The famous London store appeals to Chinese tourists who are spending more on luxury goods.
An annual report comparing healthcare across Europe shows Britain falling from 14th to 16th.
Boehner received 216 of 408 votes, with a growing faction of dissident House Republicans opposing him
According to the Institute for Fiscal Studies, there are now major differences between the two parties spending plans
China has developed emerging stealth fighter technology, anti-satellite missiles and now has one aircraft carrier in operation