Analysis of the FY2013 Defense Budget and Sequestration

For the first time since the sequestration process was triggered in late 2011, Todd Harrison offers a comprehensive account-by-account and outlays analysis of its potential impact on the DoD budget.

The backgrounder discusses the overall direction of the budget request, its alignment with the new strategic guidance, and the details on how sequestration would be implemented.  It also evaluates the impact sequestration would have on different types of accounts and highlights some of the major budgetary issues facing the Department even if sequestration is avoided.

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