Where Might the U.S. Army Budget Go, and How Might It Get There?
Since 1950, the U.S. Army's budget has waxed and waned on a roughly 20-year cycle. As the Army's role in Iraq and Afghanistan diminishes over the next decade, it will enter the waning phase of this budget cycle. The authors examine historic trends in the Army's largest budget accounts to provide a context for decisions of future spending. They also explore recent public discourse on cuts in military spending and discuss potential implications.