US Foreign Policy

Issues & Insights: The US Defense Budget

From the Islamic State in the Middle East to rising cyber security challenges, the United States is facing a shifting security landscape that raises questions about how to effectively prioritize defense budget spending. Join the Stimson Center and American University for a discussion about the challenges, opportunities, and trade-offs faced by Congress and the Obama administration in crafting a holistic Pentagon budget that secures U.S. interests in the short and long term. 

This event was co-hosted by the Stimson Center and American University.

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WHAT: A discussion focused on the U.S. defense budget.


Introductory remarks:
Ellen Laipson, President & CEO, Stimson

Moderated by:
Rachel Stohl, Senior Associate, Managing Across Boundaries, Stimson Center

Gordon Adams, Professor, School of International Service, American University; Distinguished Fellow, Budgeting for Foreign Affairs and Defense, Stimson Center
Lt. Gen. David Barno, USA (Ret.), Distinguished Practitioner in Residence, School of International Service; Former head of Combined Forces Command-Afghanistan
Matthew Leatherman, Advisor, Budgeting for Foreign Affairs and Defense, Stimson Center

FOLLOW: The Stimson CenterBudgeting for Foreign Affairs and Defense programGordon AdamsDavid BarnoMatthew Leatherman and Rachel Stohl on Twitter for event news, and use #StimsonToday to join the conversation.

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