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.
REUTERS/Luke MacGregor - Commandant of the U.S. Marines Corps, General James Amos (3rd R) attends the largest "Beating Retreat" military pageant at the Horse Guards Parade in London June 4, 2014.
A Discussion with Marine Corps Commandant General James Amos
July 15, 2014
On July 15, the Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence at Brookings hosted a broad-ranging conversation with General James Amos, commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps.
The Federal Budget
April 30, 2014, William A. Galston
April 28, 2014, Fred Dews
April 28, 2014
Article | The Washington Quarterly
March 21, 2014, Michael E. O'Hanlon
Opinion | Defense News
March 17, 2014, Michael E. O'Hanlon
March 12, 2014
March 4, 2014, Fred Dews
March 3, 2014
February 24, 2014, Fred Dews
December 19, 2013
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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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Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Michael E. O'Hanlon
Director of Research, Foreign Policy
Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy, Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence
Peter W. Singer
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