US Defense Budget

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Combating 21st century challenges requires smart defense spending. Stimson examines ways to reshape modern defense spending to better address modern security threats.

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Current Research

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. READ MORE

April 26, 2017 | EXPERT: Jesse Marks

While the potential government shutdown is drawing headlines this week, President Trump’s proposed 2018 budget should be raising even more eyebrows. READ MORE

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. READ MORE

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. READ MORE

June 25, 2015 | EXPERT: Matthew Leatherman

The Army Goes to School: The Connection Between K-12 Education Standards and the Military-Base Economy finds that the quality of education available to soldiers’ children could be a retention issue for the Army. READ MORE

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