The US Department of Defense. One of, if not the largest bureaucracy in the world with a budget larger than the next ten countries combined. Where does its budget come? Why does it receive so much federal money? And, how should the US reform its military spending to meet the challenges of the 21st Century?To answer these questions and discuss the present and future of the US defense budget, we are joined today on the podcast by Todd Harrison.
Todd Harrison is the director of Defense Budget Analysis and director of the Aerospace Security Project at CSIS. As a senior fellow in the International Security Program, he leads the Center’s efforts to provide in-depth, nonpartisan research and analysis of defense funding, space security, and air power issues. He has authored publications on trends in the defense budget, military space systems, threats to space systems, civil space exploration, defense acquisitions, military compensation and readiness, and military force structure, among other topics. He teaches classes on military space systems and the defense budget at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.
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