Budgeting for Hard Power: Defense and Security Spending Under Barack Obama

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These are extraordinary times in U.S. national security policy. America remains engaged in both Iraq and Afghanistan while facing a global economic downturn. Homeland security concerns still abound in the wake of the September 11 attacks. Even as the financial crisis places considerable pressure on the U.S. budget, President Obama will have to spend a great deal of time and money on national security, hard power, and war. How should these competing demands be prioritized? How much money will be needed? How much will be ...

Budgeting for Hard Power: Defense and Security Spending Under Barack Obama 2009, Brookings Institution Press, Washington, DC

ISBN-13: 9780815702948

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