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/US Marines/Handout via Reuters - U.S. Marine Capt. Joseph White (L) and Philippine Army PFC Vic D. Victorlano unload U.S. aid from an Osprey aircraft as part of relief efforts after Typhoon Haiyan, in Pasay, Luzon province in the Philippines November 18, 2013.
U.S. Capability to Respond to the Next Great Disaster
August 12, 2014, Michael E. O'Hanlon, Ian Livingston and Miranda Melcher
Major disasters have required significant response over the past decade, but it's not hard to imagine even larger events in the future. Michael O'Hanlon, Ian Livingston and Miranda Melcher explore the risks and highlight the need to be able to react.
The Federal Budget
Weapons of Mass Destruction
July 15, 2014
April 30, 2014, William A. Galston
April 28, 2014, Fred Dews
April 28, 2014
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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
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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 »
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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