Budgeting for Foreign Affairs and Defense
Stimson's Budgeting for Foreign Affairs and Defense program vision is to improve American national security at a lower cost to the American people. We seek to strengthen the capacity and capability of the US government to frame, resource, and execute foreign and national security policies and programs.
We provide pragmatic options for strengthening civilian foreign policy institutions and providing discipline and focus to defense institutions, with a particular focus on human and fiscal resources, structures, and planning and budgeting processes, and authorities. We communicate our analyses and proposals to policymakers, the media, and interested organizations working in the foreign policy and national security fields.
Our Budget Analysis series goes beyond talking points and press releases to provide independent, objective analysis that offers essential context on the national security budget process and illuminates policy choices made within it. See our Foreign Affairs and Defense pages for an index of our analyses.
Latest Budget Analysis: A Step Backward, or More to Go? | 7/3/2014
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September 24, 2013
Strategic Agility - Stimson Releases New Defense Strategy Report at Capitol Hill Event
May 13, 2013
Managing the Military More Efficiently: Potential Savings Separate from Strategy
November 15, 2012
A New US Defense Strategy for a New Era