A Unified Security Budget for the United States – FY2010

Miriam Pemberton. Institute for Policy Studies, 18 November 2009.


Because [the Obama administration’s 2010] military budget is larger, in real terms, than any of its Bush administration predecessors, 87 percent of our overall security resources are still allocated to the tools of military force. And because of this, the increases in spending on defense and prevention, as important as they are, amount to deckchair arranging on the ship of security spending. The goal of rebalanced security, as a budgetary matter, remains to be realized.

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