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The Pentagon, looking northeast at the Potomac. DOD photo.
While it is widely recognized that Cold War-era thinking about security is outdated, this recognition has not carried over into any real change in how the United States allocates its defense dollars. There are many elements of the defense budget which consume massive budgetary resources but provide little return in terms of security.
It is time to correct the artificial divide between military and non-military forms of security spending and return to a vision of security based on more than bullets and bombs.
The new reality in the post-September 11 world is that protection from terrorist attacks and other security challenges can only be provided by broadening our vision of national security to include law enforcement, intelligence, immigration policy, border security, foreign assistance, economic development, and diplomacy. Combining these non-military tools with a robust military is the prescription for global peace and security under American leadership during the 21st century.
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TABLES & CHARTS
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ANNUAL ANALYSIS OF THE PENTAGON SPENDING REQUEST
The FY 2012 Request l The FY 2011 Request l The FY 2010 Request l The FY 2009 Request l The FY 2008 Request
The FY 2007 Request l The FY 2006 Request l The FY 2005 Request l The FY 2004 Request l The FY 2003 Request
The FY 2002 Request l The FY 2001 Request l The FY 2000 Request l The FY 1999 Request l The FY 1998 Request
The FY 1997 Request
- Congressional Research Service, "Defense: FY2010 Authorization and Appropriations," December 14, 2009.
- Summary of the annual defense budget process
- Congressional Budget Office, "Long-Term Implications of the Fiscal Year 2010 Defense Budget," January 2010.
- Institute for Policy Studies, "A Unified Security Budget for the United States, FY 2010," November, 2009.
- Government Accountability Office, "Assessments of Selected Weapons Programs," March 2009.