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Making the Case: How Obama's Defense Budget Strengthens Security

Mieke Eoyang

April 2013

Third Way


Despite what the critics would have you believe, the President’s FY2014 budget strengthens our national security. In this policy memo, we explain how it: Provides robust spending levels for the military—greater than other proposed budgets; Tackles long-term cost growth; and Supports a flexible, modern military.