Let the Budget Games Begin: Parsing the Pentagon’s Record-Setting Spending Request
When: April 13, 2022 12:00 PM ET
- [Moderator] Nan Swift, Fellow, R Street Institute
- Mark Cancian, Senior Adviser, Center for Strategic and International Studies
- Monica Montgomery, Advocacy Coordinator, Council for a Livable World
- Ben Freeman, Research Fellow, Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft
- Wendy Jordan, Senior Policy Analyst, Taxpayers for Common Sense
Who’s ready for Washington’s favorite pastime? Appropriations!
Now that President Joe Biden’s FY23 budget recommendations have dropped, the season can get underway.
There’s a lot to unpack in the Pentagon budget: a topline number neither party is happy with, unfunded priorities, nuclear modernization, Navy fleet size, the effects of inflation and big concerns about Ukraine and other global events—just to name a few. And on top of that is the usual political drama and power struggles between service branches and branches of government, not to mention the shifting economic context. This is going to be a busy, intense year for the national security community both on and off the Hill.
Get a head start on Pentagon policy and join our panel of experts from across the political spectrum for a lively, in-depth discussion of what we can expect in the spending debate in the months ahead. We’ll cover everything from big-ticket items and cost drivers to fuzzy math and oversight.
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