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Defense budget could challenge Army most of all military branches

The Biden administration’s skinny budget should release soon for fiscal year 2022. It will include topline numbers for defense spending. Budget watchers expect that number to stay flat over the next few years. Mark Cancian, Senior Advisor in the International Security Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, said the upcoming defense budget […]


Insufficient defense budget will lead to high-stakes readiness crisis, warns CMPP senior director

The Army has a field manual in the works for its multi-domain operations warfighting concept. That new doctrine should be out in summer of next year and will be top of mind for Army Futures Command. Bradley Bowman, Senior Director for the Center on Military and Political Power at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, […]


GAO director: Nation on “unsustainable fiscal path” requiring better defense spending management

Elizabeth Field, Director of Defense Capabilities and Management Issues at GAO, discusses recommendations to improve DoD’s management of defense spending


Defense spending bill reconciliation

Todd Harrison, Director of Defense Budget Analysis at the Center for Strategic & International Studies, discusses the option of using reconciliation for the FY2022 defense spending bill and potential implications


Budget reform efforts at the Pentagon

Mackenzie Eaglen, Resident Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, discusses what it will take to make major budget reforms at the Department of Defense


Understanding the defense budget

Tara Murphy Dougherty, Chief Executive Officer at Govini, goes over key data and trends from defense spending research


Making strategic choices about the defense budget

Thomas Mahnken, President and CEO of the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, and Roger Zakheim, Director of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library Foundation and Institute, discuss defense spending after the pandemic and their findings regarding a possible 10% cut in the defense budget

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Recommendations for the defense budget

Elaine McCusker, Resident Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, discusses budget predictability, continuing resolutions and modernization of budget structures

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