Defense Budget and Acquisition

The Defense Budget Analysis Program, the Defense-Industrial Initiatives Group, and the Arleigh A. Burke Chair in Strategy track the foremost budget issues in the defense policy sphere.

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China Outpacing U.S. Defense Industrial Base

China’s defense industrial base is moving to a wartime footing, while the United States is largely in a peacetime stance. Absent urgent changes, the United States risks weakening deterrence and undermining its warfighting capabilities against China and other competitors.

Report by Seth G. Jones and Alexander Palmer — March 6, 2024

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Cynthia Cook
Director, Defense-Industrial Initiatives Group and Senior Fellow, International Security Program
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Gregory Sanders
Deputy Director and Fellow, Defense-Industrial Initiatives Group