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

See all articles by Douglas A. Brook

Douglas A. Brook

U.S. Naval Postgraduate School

Philip J. Candreva

U.S. Naval Postgraduate School

Date Written: May 24, 2009

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Brook, Douglas A. and Candreva, Philip J., Whither the Defense Budget? Countervailing Pressures and Process Challenges (May 24, 2009). The Journal of Government Financial Management, Vol. 58, No. 1, pp. 10-15, Spring 2009 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1409433

Douglas A. Brook

U.S. Naval Postgraduate School ( email )

1 University Circle
Monterey, CA 93943-5001
United States

Philip J. Candreva (Contact Author)

U.S. Naval Postgraduate School ( email )

1 University Circle
Monterey, CA 93943-5001
United States
831-656-2884 (Phone)

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