Buying National Security: How America Plans and Pays for Its by Gordon Adams,Cindy Williams

By Gordon Adams,Cindy Williams

The instruments of yank statecraft—defense, international relations, international and defense guidance, place of birth protection and intelligence—are hardly tested jointly. Adams and Williams fill this hole via reading how those instruments paintings, how they're deliberate for, and the way they're budgeted. Seeing coverage throughout the lens of the price range may help choice makers and usual electorate determine the true priorities of nationwide leaders from the repeatedly illusory ones portrayed in rhetoric. easily positioned, rules and techniques can't be performed with no corresponding allocation of assets.

Buying nationwide Security weaves a tapestry round the associations, organisations, instruments, and procedures that aid making plans and source allocation around the breadth of the yankee nationwide safeguard company. The authors study the making plans and source integration actions throughout companies of the administrative department in addition to learn the constitution and methods the Congress makes use of to hold out its nationwide defense oversight and budgetary duties. eventually, they assessment the adequacy of the present buildings and procedure and assessment proposals for tactics either will be reformed to slot the calls for of the 21st century safeguard surroundings.

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