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.
Residents look on as a mocked missile, made of gunpowder, fires from a homemade replica of a destroyer vessel made by retired fishboat captain Guo Changhai, during a test run in Xiaojia village of Rizhao, Shandong province (REUTERS/China Daily).
Examining China's Rise and its Implications for the U.S. Defense Budget
February 9, 2015, Michael E. O'Hanlon
On February 6, the Center on 21st Century Security and Intelligence hosted an event to discuss China's rise and what it means for U.S. defense. Michael O'Hanlon reviews key points and personal takeaways.
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Weapons of Mass Destruction
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
Opinion | Defense News
October 13, 2014, Ron Haskins and Michael E. O'Hanlon
September 10, 2014, Jason Tama
August 12, 2014, Michael E. O'Hanlon, Ian Livingston and Miranda Melcher
July 15, 2014
April 30, 2014, William A. Galston
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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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