Examining the Strategic Implications of Trump’s First Budget

May 24, 2017 | 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
1211 Connecticut Ave NW, 8th Fl, Washington, DC 20036

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The Trump administration is expected to send the full details of its first budget to Congress on May 22, but the topline details have already angered Democrats and Republicans alike. The proposal, which may be adjusted to represent changes in fiscal year 2017, boosts the Department of Homeland Security's budget by $2.8 billion, bumps the National Nuclear Security Administration’s budget by 11 percent to bolster nuclear modernization, and provides a $52 billion increase to the Department of Defense (DOD) at the expense of funding to the U.N., Department of State, and nearly every other department.

The Stimson Center convened a panel that unpacks the Trump administration’s first budget and its strategic impact worldwide. Stimson’s experts examined the strategic implications of military spending increases as well as the proposed deep cuts to the State Department, and United Nations budgets. 
 
WHAT: An on the record panel discussion on the Trump administration’s first budget — focusing on the strategic implications of military spending increases as well as the proposed deep cuts to the State Department, and United Nations budgets. The event also marked the official release of the new Stimson Center report — Overseas Contingency Operations: The Pentagon’s $80 billion Loophole.
 
Featuring:
Kate Brannen (moderator), Deputy Managing Editor, Just Security
Aditi Gorur, Director, Protecting Civilians in Conflict program, Stimson Center
Laicie Heeley, Fellow, Budgeting for Foreign Affairs and Defense program, Stimson Center
Sally Yozell, Senior Associate and Director, Environmental Security program, Stimson Center
 
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