The Department of Defense is responsible for the security of the United States and oversees all branches of the armed forces; the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps, along with all special forces and weapons systems. Within the DoD are the secretary of defense—the chief defense policy advisor; and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff—the chief military advisor.
Reuters/Jonathan Ernst - U.S. House Armed Services Committee Chairman Rep. Buck McKeon (R-CA) left coins he used to illustrate his point about how sequestration cuts affects defense funding, as well as his notes, on the podium following a news conference at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, March 1, 2013.
Views from the Field: Colonels and Commanders Reflect on Military Readiness under Sequestration
November 18, 2013, Michael E. O'Hanlon
Michael O'Hanlon reviews a 21CSI event held on November 8, in which Brookings Federal Executive Fellows and practitioners in the defense field discussed the impacts of sequestration.
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November 15, 2013, Michael E. O'Hanlon
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