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Sequester Special Report: Warships, Fighters, Vehicles Mostly Saved

Still, the sum appropriated through fiscal 2016 was $105.6 billion less than was projected in the fiscal 2011 defense plan, according to Katherine Blakeley, a research fellow at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments.

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How Much Defense is Enough? The Outlier’s Take

A new study from the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, “How Much is Enough? Alternative Defense Strategies,” reports on military spending plans produced by teams from five think tanks, including Cato. 

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7 Major Weapon Systems Held Up by Congressional Gridlock

Here are seven programs at the Pentagon facing disruption by the use of continuing resolutions, based on a Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments study by Blakeley and Maureen Smolskis

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Will the Department of Defense Invest in People or Technology?

These historical examples may provide a blueprint for how a Trump Pentagon can continue with the Third Offset, first announced in November 2014 by then-Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and detailed in a report from the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments. In each of the two previous offsets, technological advances were better leveraged because of statutory reform, organizational transformation, and the changes in military personnel.