Budgeting for Foreign Affairs and Defense

Conventional Defense

Budgeting for Foreign Affairs and Defense

Part of the Conventional Defense Program, Stimson's Budgeting for Foreign Affairs and Defense program seeks to strengthen the capacity and capability of the United States government to frame, resource, and execute foreign and national security policies to improve American national security at a lower cost to the American people, with a focus to defense institutions.

Research and Analysis

August 14, 2016 | EXPERT: Barry Blechman , EXPERT: Laicie Heeley

While the United States plans to make minor reductions in the number of warheads deployed on its long-range missiles and bombers, consistent with the terms of the new Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START), it also plans to develop a wide range of new delivery systems, nuclear weapons, and nucle

June 21, 2016 | EXPERT: Barry Blechman

Protecting  U.S. Security by Stretching and Reducing the Planned Nuclear Modernization Program

May 24, 2016 | EXPERT: Laicie Heeley

As the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have drawn down, the Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) budget, initially intended for “emergency” war funding, has been used increasingly for purposes far afield of its original design.

April 7, 2016 | EXPERT: Gordon Adams

It’s a budget gimmick that would promote waste and push off hard choices about tomorrow’s nuclear arsenal.

April 6, 2016 | EXPERT: Barry Blechman

President Obama 

March 31, 2016

Technology for Global Security announces launch of $1 million nuclear security grand challenge
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