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Healing the wounded giant : maintaining military preeminence while cutting the defense budget

Author: Michael E O'Hanlon
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The author considers the best balance between fiscal responsibility and national security in a period of continued economic stress. He believes that savings in the range of what Obama proposed in 2012 are the right goal for defense cost reductions in the coming years. He explains why cuts of the magnitude required by sequestration, and those suggested by the Bowles-Simpson and the Rivlin-Domenici plans for greater  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael E O'Hanlon
ISBN: 9780815724858 0815724853
OCLC Number: 823897545
Description: xv, 100 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: American military strategy and grand strategy --
Army and Marine Corps force structure --
Air Force and Navy Force structure --
Modernization --
Nuclear weapons, missile defense, and intelligence --
Military compensation and Pentagon reforms --
Conclusion-and the implications of prolonged sequestration or the equivalent --
Appendix.
Other Titles: Maintaining military preeminence while cutting the defense budget
Responsibility: Michael E. O'Hanlon.

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Considers how best to balance national security and fiscal responsibility during a period of prolonged economic stress and political acrimony - even as the world remains unsettled, from Afghanistan  Read more...

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