Publication Date: January 2010
Publisher: Project on Defense Alternatives (Commonwealth Institute)
Author(s): Charles Knight; Carl Conetta
Research Area: Military and defense
Keywords: military; Pentagon; defense; budget
Coverage: United States
The United States faces Reagan-era levels of deficit spending and greatly increased debt. Can President Obama's program of high defense spending and increased non-defense spending survive? This brief report puts recent and planned defense spending into the context of emerging fiscal constraints and President Obama's broader program of change.
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