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Spending on National Security Drops 25 Percent Since 2011

Created on March 28, 2016

Spending on National Security Drops 25 Percent Since 2011

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Read the original report, "The 2017 NDAA Should Begin Rebuilding America’s Military," by Justin T. Johnson, Theodore R. Bromund, Ph.D., Dean Cheng, Luke Coffey, Lisa Curtis, Michaela Dodge, David Inserra, Bruce Klingner, Walter Lohman, James Phillips, Bryan Riley, Charles Stimson, Dakota Wood, and Rachel Zissimos.

Sources: U.S. Office of Management and Budget, Budget of the United States Government, Fiscal Years 2012–2016: Summary Tables (Washington, DC: U.S. Government Publishing Office, 2012–2016), Tables S-10 and S-11, https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/browse/collectionGPO.action?collectionCode=BUDGET (accessed January 7, 2016); the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015, Public Law 114–74, https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/house-bill/1314/text (accessed January 20, 2016); and the Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014, Public Law 113–67, https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/PLAW-113publ67/html/PLAW-113publ67.htm (accessed January 20, 2016).

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Tags: National-Defense-Authorization-Act, government-spending, Budget-Control-Act, national-security-spending