United States Government Accountability Office Washington United States
Many of the military systems that are in planning or under development were designed to counter a Soviet threat that no longer exists. The notion of an all-out confrontation in Europe has given way to concerns over regional instabilities. In light of these changes, justifications for weapon systems must be revisited to determine whether the system supports a new strategy focused on regional instabilities and to ensure that the appropriate tradeoffs are being made in the current constrained budget environment. NASA systems need to be considered in light of significant reductions in resources to achieve NASAs mission.