Global Dimensions Briefing: U.S. Defense Budget: Impact on the U.S. Defense Capability and Defense Industry
Speaker: Dr. Daniel I. Gouré, Deputy Director -Int'l Security Program
The needs of the U.S. armed forces have been constrained by constricting defense budgets in the past few years. At the same time, the United States has increased its commitment to conflict resolution and international security. Given rising costs within the armed forces, and the need to replace aging equipment, the defense budget must be increased to meet increased needs. Otherwise the United States will not be able to maintain its support of personnel and operations in all theatres.