Friday, October 28, 2011
Plans for War Costs
Defense News by Matthew Leatherman
Ten years of conflict brought with it many reminders, including that the U.S. State Department is an equal partner in national security and that economic security hinges on a deliberate marriage of strategy and spending. Learning those lessons is proving to be its own struggle. Today, the State Department hopes to mimic one of the Pentagon's bad budget habits even as lawmakers flirt with restraining defense spending. Congress needs to demand more responsibility from budgeters on both sides of the Potomac.
Posted by Michele Kearney at 11:14 AM