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Author O'Hanlon, Michael E.

Title Budgeting for hard power : defense and security spending under Barack Obama / Michael E. O'Hanlon
Published Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press, [2009]


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Description vii, 191 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents Introduction -- A primer on military strategy, posture, and budgets -- Nuclear weapons and missile defenses -- Conventional military forces and operations -- Homeland security -- Hard power in the State Department and foreign aid programs -- Conclusion
Summary "Lays out the issues and relative costs facing the new president: prioritizing among competing demands for defense spending, homeland-security investment, diplomacy, and security assistance; determining how much money will be needed, available, and allocated. Suggests a path for the new White House in its resource-allocation decisions affecting U.S. national security"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Obama, Barack.
United States. Department of Defense -- Appropriations and expenditures.
United States. Department of Homeland Security -- Appropriations and expenditures.
United States. Department of State -- Appropriations and expenditures.
National security -- United States -- Finance.
Budget -- United States.
United States -- Armed Forces -- Appropriations and expenditures.
United States -- Politics and government -- 2009-
United States -- Military policy.
United States -- Foreign relations -- 2009-
LC no. 2009018697
ISBN 9780815702948 (paperback: alk. paper)
0815702949 (paperback: alk. paper)