Whither the Defense Budget? Countervailing Pressures and Process Challenges
The Journal of Government Financial Management, Vol. 58, No. 1, pp. 10-15, Spring 2009
Posted: 27 Feb 2010
Date Written: May 24, 2009
The Obama Administration inherited significant financial challenges. The defense budget is a target for reduced federal outlays, particularly as operations in Iraq are reduced. Cutting defense spending, however, is not straightforward. There are issues of policy and process to overcome.
Keywords: defense, budget, transition
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