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Heritage Foundation on Homeland Security

 


Increase to $14B per year for missile defense

Source: 2012 campaign website CandidateBriefing.com , Nov 1, 2012

Obama military budget is too small to defend vital interests

Since World War II, the definition of U.S. vital national interests has remained relatively constant. This has led to a widely accepted set of security commitments that the government has made to the American people and U.S. friends and allies around the world. These commitments include:
  1. Safeguarding U.S. national security;
  2. Preventing a major power threat to Europe, East Asia, or the Persian Gulf;
  3. Maintaining access to foreign trade;
  4. Protecting Americans against threats to their lives and well-being; and
  5. Maintaining access to resources.
The Obama Administration's proposed defense budget, within both the five-year and 10-year time frames, is simply too small to field a military that is capable of effectively defending these vital national interests and fulfilling the accompanying security commitments.
Source: Heritage research report by Baker Spring , Mar 1, 2012

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