Ben Freeman: The Pentagon’s Weapon Programs: Delivering Less, Later, for More Money | Huffington Post

By BEN FREEMAN, Ph.D. The cost of the Department of Defense’s (DoD) major acquisition programs grew by $74.4 billion in the past year and now totals more than $1.58 trillion,…

Preserving security by curbing Pentagon spending | The Hill’s Congress Blog

By Mieke Eoyang and Matt Bennett, Third Way Two widely respected Pentagon leaders have issued two sets of warnings about grave risks to our national security. The problem: both claims are dire…

NYT polls on Pentagon Budget

CBS NEWS/NEW YORK TIMES Conducted 2/8-13; surveyed 1,197 adults; margin of error +/- 2.8% (release, 2/14). Party ID breakdown: 34%D, 27%R, 39%I. As You May Know, The Largest Items In…

Defense Spending Request Briefing Book

By Laicie Olson For Fiscal Year (FY) 2013, which begins on October 1, 2012, the Obama Administration has requested a base budget of $525.4 billion.  This represents a $5.1 billion,…

Defense Sense: Options for Defense Savings in Fiscal Year 2013 | Project on Defense Alternatives

(printable PDF version) (summary of recommendations) 15 May 2012. Cato Institute and Project on Defense Alternatives. The report outlines 18 recommendations for safely reducing the Fiscal Year 2013 defense budget…