Defense and Security
The U.S. defense budget has been a subject of increased scrutiny, as sequestration takes effect and debate continues on how to balance military needs while reducing the federal budget. Brookings experts examine the merits and pitfalls of defense budget reduction, and its impact on America's foreign policy and defense strategy.
U.S. President Barack Obama's fiscal year 2015 budget proposal is seen on Capitol Hill after being delivered to the Senate Budget Committee in Washington, March 4, 2014. (REUTERS/Gary Cameron)
What Brookings Scholars Are Saying about President Obama's 2015 Budget
March 4, 2014, Fred Dews
President Obama releases his fiscal year 2015 budget today, a plan that some observers have called dead on arrival in Congress. Brookings experts look at the budget but also beyond the actual document to the politics, processes and potential fixes for a system that appears to be broken.
The Federal Budget
March 3, 2014
February 24, 2014, Fred Dews
December 19, 2013
December 19, 2013, Fred Dews
November 20, 2013, Steven Pifer
November 18, 2013, Michael E. O'Hanlon
Opinion | Los Angeles Times
November 15, 2013, Michael E. O'Hanlon
Opinion | The Washington Examiner
November 11, 2013, Michael E. O'Hanlon
November 8, 2013
Opinion | War on the Rocks
October 29, 2013, Peter W. Singer
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With sequestration rapidly approaching, federal government agencies and defense contractors are preparing for budget cuts that could have a profound effect on the nation's military.
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Brookings Falk Auditorium
Michael E. O'Hanlon
Director of Research, Foreign Policy
Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy, Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence
Peter W. Singer
Director, Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence
Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy
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