Mr. Harrison compared the FY15 budget request to previous years’ requests and the budget caps Congress has enacted. He discussed the balance this budget attempts to find among compensation, force structure, modernization, and readiness, and compared the choices made in this budget to the Joint Think Tank exercise CSBA hosted with three other think tanks in early February.
Mr. Gunzinger provided context for the 2015 QDR and discussed early indicators of what this QDR would say and what it would mean for the direction the Department is taking.
- The FY2015 Defense Budget: Balancing Strategy and Resources, Todd Harrison (backgrounder)
- The FY2015 Defense Budget, Todd Harrison (presentation)
- QDR 2014: A Realignment Opportunity, Mark Gunzinger (presentation)
- Toward a Balanced Combat Air Force, Mark Gunzinger and Dave Deptula (report)