President Barack Obama’s FY2016 budget request committed his administration to develop a plan to wind down all OCO-designated spending by FY 2020. The new budget deal, which provides temporary relief from caps set by the Budget Control Act of 2011, makes it even more important for President Obama and his successor to develop and commit to a credible plan to wind down OCO funding. Stimson’s new report, Defense Divided: Overcoming the Challenges of Overseas Contingency Operations, addresses the long-term impacts of the use of the OCO designation on the Pentagon’s planning and provides a rationale for alternative options.
WHAT: Release of Stimson’s new report, Defense Divided: Overcoming the Challenges of Overseas Contingency Operations; discussion of the long-term national security, foreign policy and budgetary impacts of OCO and alternatives for the future. Watch the full event below or click here.
Honorable Robert Hale, Senior Executive Advisor, Booz Allen Hamilton; formerly Comptroller, Department of Defense
Laicie Heeley, Fellow, Stimson Center’s Budgeting for Foreign Affairs and Defense Program
Barry Blechman (moderator), Co-founder, Stimson Center