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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.


It's time to scrutinize the Pentagon

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It's time to scrutinize the Pentagon

There is nothing about the absolute size of a half-trillion dollar Pentagon budget that should concern Americans if that expenditure is necessary for the defense of the nation and if, as a nation, we are rich enough to foot the bill. But in the shadow of 9/11 and subsequent wars, that budget has been exempted from the type of scrutiny it received during the 1990s. Still, it constitutes so much of our discretionary spending and has contributed so much to our deficit spending that we can no longer afford to look the other way.


By PDA USA.


Defence Policy Resource.