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A Unified Security Budget for the United States, 2007

May 1, 2006

In light of the House Armed Services Committee markup session on the fiscal year 2007 national defense spending request, CDI Senior Fellow Lawrence Korb is joined by experts at the Center for American Progress, Foreign Policy in Focus and the Security Policy Working Group in producing "A Unified Security Budget." The report outlines a rebalancing of national security spending that better reflects today's security challenges. The complete report on a more broadly based defense spending plan is available here as a PDF document.

Challenging Conventional Wisdom: Debunking the Myths and Exposing Risks of Arms Export Reform

June 1, 2003

Edited by Tamar Gabelnick, former director of the Arms Sales Monitoring Project at the Federation of American Scientists, and Rachel Stohl, senior analyst at the Center for Defense Information, examines the growing momentum to overhaul the arms export control system. It describes special governmental support for the weapons industry; probes the justifications for major changes to the export system; examines the potential risks associated with these changes; and provides suggestions to strengthen the export control system. The book provides sound, factual research and analysis so that there can finally be an honest, comprehensive debate on this critical issue. Introduction and conclusion are available in Adobe Acrobat by clicking on the link below.

Security After 9/11: Strategy Choices and Budget Tradeoffs

January 1, 2003

The White House issued a National Security Strategy document in 2002 that stated the nation's new foreign policy and national security policy goals. Are the choices it identifies the right choices, and how best should resources be allocated to reach those or alternative goals? This briefing book includes data and analysis of these topics by analysts from several research organizations, intended to help expand and deepen public debate on these issues.

Less Talk, More Walk: Strengthening Homeland Security Now

November 1, 2002

Author David Isenberg, an independent consultant on defense and security affairs, analyzes the defense of the U.S. homeland, in this new CDI publication. Preparedness, planning, organizational changes, communications and weapons of mass destruction are some of the many issues that are examined. Isenberg concludes there is plenty for Congress to do, and not enough immediate funding available. Executive Summary is available in Adobe Acrobat format by clicking on the link below.

Reforging the Sword

September 1, 2001

This report proposes an alternative U.S. military force for the first quarter of the 21st century -- one designed to execute a new international security strategy that attempts to respond to the challenges of a changing world and also shape what that world will look like in 2025.