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The President's Dilemma: Debt, Deficits, and Defense Spending

The President's Dilemma: Debt, Deficits, and Defense Spending

by Carl Conetta, PDA Briefing Memo #45, 18 January 2010.The United States faces Reagan-level deficit spending and greatly increased debt. Can the president's program of high defense spending and increased non-defense spending survive? What about other urgent national priorities? This brief report puts recent and planned defense spending into the context of emerging fiscal constraints and President Obama's broader program of change.


By PDA USA.


Defence Policy Resource.