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Title A strategy-based framework for accommodating reductions in the defense budget / Stuart E. Johnson [and others].

Imprint Santa Monica, Calif. : Rand Corporation, 2012.


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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 46 pages) : color illustrations.
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Series RAND Corporation occasional paper series ; OP-379-OSD
Occasional paper (Rand Corporation) ; OP-379.
Note "National Defense Research Institute."
Funding Prepared for the Office of the Secretary of Defense W74V8H-06-C-0002
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 45-46).
Summary This paper suggests an approach for how the Department of Defense (DoD) might execute deep reductions in the defense budget, deep enough that stated defense strategy could not be fully resourced. The cuts examined go beyond the $487 billion announced in January 2012 by Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta. The authors do not argue for or against further reductions. They posit that the ongoing pressure to reduce the federal budget deficit may mandate further reductions in the DoD budget. In this context, they suggest starting from a strategic basis in determining the reductions, prioritizing challenges, and identifying where to accept more risk in the process. The paper demonstrates this method with three illustrative strategic directions that might guide the department in choosing which forces and programs to reduce or to protect while making explicit the risks involved. It builds on the strategic guidance of January 2012, Sustaining U.S. Global Leadership: Priorities for 21st Century Defense. It is intended to inform the debate that will likely take place over the coming months, and years, on how to cope with pressure to reduce the defense budget further while limiting risk to U.S. national security.
Contents Introduction -- Alternative directions for U.S. defense strategy -- Assessing the advantages and risks of alternative strategic directions -- Force reductions linked to alternative strategic directions -- Appendix: Summary advantages and disadvantages of alternative strategic directions.
Note Print version record.
Subject United States. Department of Defense -- Appropriations and expenditures.
United States. Department of Defense -- Planning.
United States. Department of Defense. (OCoLC)fst01852447
United States -- Armed Forces -- Finance.
Military planning -- United States.
United States -- Military policy.
National security -- United States.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- International Relations -- Treaties.
Armed Forces -- Finance. (OCoLC)fst01351777
Expenditures, Public. (OCoLC)fst00918345
Military planning. (OCoLC)fst01021370
Military policy. (OCoLC)fst01021386
National security. (OCoLC)fst01033711
Planning. (OCoLC)fst01065224
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Added Author Johnson, Stuart E., 1944-
National Defense Research Institute (U.S.)
Other Form: Print version: Strategy-based framework for accommodating reductions in the defense budget. Santa Monica, CA : Rand Corporation, 2012 0833076868 (OCoLC)813541087
ISBN 9780833079756 (electronic bk.)
0833079751 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. AU@ 000061155516
GBVCP 1008657972

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