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.
Copies of U.S. President Barack Obama's Fiscal Year 2015 Budget are delivered to The House Budget Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington (REUTERS/Yuri Gripas).
Are the Spending Caps Sustainable? Domestic and Defense Budgets This Year and Beyond
January 16, 2015
On January 16, just weeks before President Obama unveils his new federal budget, the Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy and the Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence at Brookings hosted a conversation on the spending caps and how they will affect defense and domestic programs. This event was streamed live on CSPAN.org »
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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 »
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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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