The Big Squeeze

Sweetman, Bill
December 2013
Aviation Week & Space Technology;12/30/2013, Vol. 175 Issue 45, p46
Trade Publication
The article discusses the defense budget problems of the U.S. government. Topics addressed include the inability of a budget agreement in 2013 to resolve basic structural problems that have been growing since 2000, the U.S. Department of Defense's military spending in fiscal 2014, and an increase in defense personnel costs in the 2000s. Also mentioned are base realignment and closure (BRAC) activities, contractual restrictions governing depots, and pressure on research and development budgets.


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