The FY 1997-2001 Defense Budget
NATIONAL DEFENSE UNIV WASHINGTON DC INST FOR NATIONAL STRATEGIC STUDIES
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The defense budget has declined by some 40 percent since its Cold War peak and has leveled off for now. There is little difference between the Administration and the Congressional Republican leadership over total defense spending. Full recapitalization of the existing force structure will require an increase in the procurement account to some 60 billion per year. Two relatively new concepts are emerging as ways to preserve military capability despite tight budgets expanding joint perspectives in the Pentagons planning, capitalizing on opportunities offered by technology, especially information technologies.
- Military Forces and Organizations