Accession Number:

ADA394188

Title:

The FY 1997-2001 Defense Budget

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL DEFENSE UNIV WASHINGTON DC INST FOR NATIONAL STRATEGIC STUDIES

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1996-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE