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The Resource A strategy-based framework for accommodating reductions in the defense budget, Stuart E. Johnson [and others]

A strategy-based framework for accommodating reductions in the defense budget, Stuart E. Johnson [and others]

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A strategy-based framework for accommodating reductions in the defense budget
Title
A strategy-based framework for accommodating reductions in the defense budget
Statement of responsibility
Stuart E. Johnson [and others]
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This paper suggests an approach for how the Department of Defense (DoD) might execute deep reductions in the defense budget, deep enough that stated defense strategy could not be fully resourced. The cuts examined go beyond the $487 billion announced in January 2012 by Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta. The authors do not argue for or against further reductions. They posit that the ongoing pressure to reduce the federal budget deficit may mandate further reductions in the DoD budget. In this context, they suggest starting from a strategic basis in determining the reductions, prioritizing challenges, and identifying where to accept more risk in the process. The paper demonstrates this method with three illustrative strategic directions that might guide the department in choosing which forces and programs to reduce or to protect while making explicit the risks involved. It builds on the strategic guidance of January 2012, Sustaining U.S. Global Leadership: Priorities for 21st Century Defense. It is intended to inform the debate that will likely take place over the coming months, and years, on how to cope with pressure to reduce the defense budget further while limiting risk to U.S. national security
Member of
Dewey number
353.6
Funding information
Prepared for the Office of the Secretary of Defense
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • technical reports
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1944-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Johnson, Stuart E.
  • National Defense Research Institute (U.S.)
Series statement
RAND Corporation occasional paper series
Series volume
OP-379-OSD
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  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • Military planning
  • United States
  • National security
Label
A strategy-based framework for accommodating reductions in the defense budget, Stuart E. Johnson [and others]
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"National Defense Research Institute."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 45-46)
Contents
Introduction -- Alternative directions for U.S. defense strategy -- Assessing the advantages and risks of alternative strategic directions -- Force reductions linked to alternative strategic directions -- Appendix: Summary advantages and disadvantages of alternative strategic directions
Control code
ocn820280745
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 46 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780833079756
Other physical details
color illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)820280745
Label
A strategy-based framework for accommodating reductions in the defense budget, Stuart E. Johnson [and others]
Publication
Note
"National Defense Research Institute."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 45-46)
Contents
Introduction -- Alternative directions for U.S. defense strategy -- Assessing the advantages and risks of alternative strategic directions -- Force reductions linked to alternative strategic directions -- Appendix: Summary advantages and disadvantages of alternative strategic directions
Control code
ocn820280745
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 46 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780833079756
Other physical details
color illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)820280745

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