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An Undisciplined Defense: Understanding the $2 Trillion Surge in US Defense Spending.

An Undisciplined Defense: Understanding the $2 Trillion Surge in US Defense Spending

PDA Briefing Report #20, 18 January 2010. 75 pages including Executive Summary and 21 charts and tables.The report analyzes the unprecedented post-1998 rise in defense spending and the return to Cold War budget levels. The causes include overly ambitious US military strategy and goals; weakness of reform and transformation efforts; failure to make hard choices in acquisition; and conduct of wars ill-suited to the US military. Also examined: the surge in military construction and the expanded role of private contractors.


By PDA USA.


Defence Policy Resource.