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Author O'Hanlon, Michael.

Title Budgeting for Hard Power : Defense and Security Spending Under Barack Obama
Published Washington : Brookings Institution Press, 2009
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Description 1 online resource (202 pages)
Contents Front Cover; Title Page; Copyright Information; Table of 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; Appendix; Notes; Index; Back Cover
Summary The incoming U.S. president inherits a raft of national security problems during a time of financial tumult and great uncertainty. Iraq, Afghanistan, the hunt for al Qaeda, border protection: the list is already endless yet still seems to grow by the day. And all the while, the national deficit grows. How should President Obama prioritize among the many competing demands for defense spending, homeland security investment, diplomacy, security assistance, and related measures? How much money will be needed? How much will be available? And how should it be allocated? These are the details that ca
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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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.
Budget -- United States.
National security -- United States -- Finance.
United States -- Armed Forces -- Appropriations and expenditures.
United States -- Foreign relations -- 2009-
United States -- Military policy.
United States -- Politics and government -- 2009-
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0815703759 (electronic bk.)
9780815703754 (electronic bk.)