Accession Number : ADA304984

Title :   Federal Budget Policy and Defense Strategy.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL STRATEGIC STUDIES INST CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Ippolito, Dennis S.

PDF Url : ADA304984

Report Date : 15 FEB 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 30

Abstract : The author discusses how defense policy and strategy will be affected by fiscal constraints. Army leadership struggles with the tradeoffs that have to be made when balancing the needs of today's readiness against the cost of tomorrow 's modernization. Difficult decisions, not without long-range consequences, need to be made that are central to the nation's security. The fiscal health of the nation will determine the scale and scope of U.S. security policy-- and the Army's budget--as we enter the 21st century. The author examines Federal budget practices over the past several decades, with a particular focus on sources and trends in our national deficit spending syndrome.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY PLANNING, *FEDERAL BUDGETS, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, POLICIES, NATIONAL SECURITY, UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, DECISION MAKING, LEADERSHIP, ECONOMIC IMPACT, STRATEGIC ANALYSIS, COMBAT READINESS, TRADE OFF ANALYSIS, MILITARY MODERNIZATION, ARMY OPERATIONS, ARMY BUDGETS, PLANNING PROGRAMMING BUDGETING, REVENUE SHARING, MILITARY DOWNSIZING, SOCIAL SECURITY.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE