This chartbook from the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) and the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) examines how spending on the all-volunteer force has changed over time. With near-sequestration levels of defense spending likely for the foreseeable future, policymakers face tough budgetary and strategic choices regarding military personnel compensation, force structure, and readiness.
In an environment where almost every senior military leader is blue in the face warning of the significant risk to our security posed by sequestration's budget caps it seems entirely appropriate to use the OCO to mitigate that risk.
Since the Cold War's end, Britain has attempted to adapt to a more complex set of security problems while simultaneously cutting force structure. As a result, the United Kingdom's strategic field of vision has shrunk: it has increasingly adopted a preference for military operations that are far away, fairly small, or relatively brief.
The NSA is looking for a needle in a haystack, so it should come as no surprise that most of the information collected by the NSA was not of suspected terrorists.
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