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.
Soldiers take part in an exercise of the U.S. Army's Global Response Force in Hohenfels near Regensburg (REUTERS/Michael Dalder).
Revisiting the roles and missions of the armed forces
November 5, 2015, Michael E. O'Hanlon
Michael O'Hanlon testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee, arguing in favor of the rough balance of resources that has characterized the U.S. armed forces in the past. O'Hanlon's comments focused on his latest book "The Future of Land Warfare."
The Federal Budget
Interview | Weekend Edition (NPR)
November 1, 2015, Michael E. O'Hanlon
October 26, 2015, Michael E. O'Hanlon
October 20, 2015, Michael E. O'Hanlon
October 20, 2015
October 14, 2015, Fred Dews
Opinion | The National Interest
September 9, 2015, Robert Hale and Michael E. O'Hanlon
September 2, 2015
September 1, 2015, Michael E. O'Hanlon
August 19, 2015, Michael E. O'Hanlon
August 17, 2015
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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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