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.
Defense Secretary Rumsfeld and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Myers testify at a hearing of the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission on Capitol Hill (REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst).
Bringing BRAC back: Why congress needs to get on board with the Pentagon
September 1, 2015, Michael E. O'Hanlon
With money increasingly scarce in the defense budget, it is increasingly important to use every dollar wisely. Michael O'Hanlon writes that the Base Closure and Realignment Act, with its prior history of being good bi-partisan governance, should return.
The Federal Budget
Weapons of Mass Destruction
August 19, 2015, Michael E. O'Hanlon
August 17, 2015
August 7, 2015, Jeremy Shapiro
Article | Proceedings Magazine
July 14, 2015, Robert N. Hein
July 8, 2015, Brendan Orino
Opinion | War On The Rocks
June 18, 2015, Robert Hein
June 11, 2015, Michael E. O'Hanlon
June 4, 2015, Michael E. O'Hanlon
June 1, 2015, John Evans
Opinion | The National Interest
April 16, 2015, Michael E. O'Hanlon
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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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Michael E. O'Hanlon
Co-Director, Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence
Director of Research, Foreign Policy
Peter W. Singer
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