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.
A U.S. Marine Corps F-35B short take-off and vertical landing (STOVL) fighter jet drops a laser-guided bomb during its first guided weapons release test at Edwards Air Force Base, California (REUTERS/US Navy).
America's military is the best: What about the acquisition process?
April 16, 2015, Michael E. O'Hanlon
Michael O'Hanlon examines the current acquisitions process at the Department of Defense. While opinions on its efficiency differed at a recent Brookings event, O'Hanlon points to several reasons the process is far from broken.
The Federal Budget
Weapons of Mass Destruction
March 24, 2015, Brendan Orino
Opinion | The National Interest
March 24, 2015, Michael E. O'Hanlon
March 20, 2015, Michael E. O'Hanlon
March 6, 2015, Robert Hein
February 9, 2015, Michael E. O'Hanlon
January 16, 2015
November 5, 2014, Fred Dews
October 15, 2014, Michael E. O'Hanlon
Opinion | Politico
October 14, 2014, Michael E. O'Hanlon
October 14, 2014
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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.
Read Peter Singer's article on sequestration and the defense budget »
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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