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The future of american defense

With the American withdrawal from Iraq and the imminent drawdown of the majority of American and NATO ground forces from Afghanistan, the U.S. is bringing to a close the longest and most intensive period of combat in our history. Coupled with the challenges of the budget crisis and political dysfunction in Washington, D.C., this is also a time of tough and consequential choices for the defense budget. In this volume, national security experts, academics, and business leaders discuss how to balance the aims and objectives of U.S. defense strategy with current fiscal realities.The book also offers strategies to coordinate defense spending between the executive branch and Congress.

Contributors include: Gordon Adams, Kurt Campbell, John Dowdy, Diana Farrell, Michèle Flournoy, Melvyn P. Leffler, Jane Holl Lute, Michael O’Hanlon, Carla Anne Robbins, and Philip Zelikow

Published: February 26, 2014