Defense, Deficits, and Deployments: The Future of U.S. Military Policy

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dc.contributor.author Beckett, Mike
dc.contributor.author Beers, Jessica
dc.contributor.author Emsky, Tyler
dc.contributor.author Hollenbeck, Dan
dc.contributor.author Johnsen, Gregory
dc.contributor.author Kaehler, Stefan
dc.contributor.author Kang, Jennifer
dc.contributor.author Laramie, Jordan
dc.contributor.author Nicks, Erika
dc.contributor.author Quint, Mark
dc.contributor.author Sweetser, Marcus
dc.contributor.author Thomas, Zhenni
dc.contributor.author White, Andrew
dc.contributor.author Winnie, Meagan
dc.date.accessioned 2012-03-15T20:39:31Z
dc.date.available 2012-03-15T20:39:31Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1773/19671
dc.description Created as part of the 2012 Jackson School for International Studies SIS 495: Task force. Adam Smith Task Force Advisor; Erin C. Conaton Evaluator. en_US
dc.description.abstract America’s economic strength and military might go hand in hand. Each is indispensable to the other. Thus, in times such as the present when America’s deteriorating fiscal position requires swift and reasoned attention, it becomes incumbent on the Department of Defense to evaluate how its own operations help or hinder the situation. Deliberate decisions by Congress have further entrenched this relationship vis-à-vis the Budget Control Act of 2011 which directly imposes cuts to DoD spending as part of a larger effort to bring the federal budget toward balance. Even if not for the fiscal circumstances, the present moment is a good one for reevaluating the trajectory of US military strategy. Now that Operation Iraqi Freedom has ended and activities in Afghanistan are waning, DoD will face very different demands on its resources than it has over the past ten years. Asymmetric threats to national security such as terror cells and cyber warfare also continue to pose novel challenges, requiring adaptation by the department. en_US
dc.title Defense, Deficits, and Deployments: The Future of U.S. Military Policy en_US
dc.title.alternative Volume 177: Defense, Deficits, and Deployments: The Future of U.S. Military Policy


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