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

May 23, 2017 | EXPERT: Laicie Heeley

The Trump administration’s fiscal 2017 supplemental request and Congress’ resulting appropriation have ushered in a new era of budgetary irresponsibility.

February 15, 2017 | EXPERT: Laicie Heeley

The world has entered a new era of “gray zone” conflicts, ongoing shadow wars that present great strategic risk to the United States and the international community.

November 7, 2016

By Cameron Trainer: 

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.
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