How Likely Is a Real Increase in Funding for the U.S. Strategic Forces?

by Kevin N. Lewis

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Contrary to prevailing impressions, the strategic budget is ill able to support a major buildup of the sort recommended by many defense analysts. This Note reviews funding history and the potential impact of modernization programs of various scope, and offers impressions on the likelihood of a real strategic funding increase.

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