Buying National Security: How America Plans and Pays for Its Global Role and Safety at Home

Buying National Security: How America Plans and Pays for Its Global Role and Safety at Home

by Gordon Adams, Cindy Williams
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415954398

ISBN-13: 9780415954396

Pub. Date: 12/18/2009

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The tools of American statecraft-defense, diplomacy, foreign and security assistance, homeland security and intelligence-are rarely examined together. Adams and Williams fill this gap by examining how these tools work, how they are planned for, and how they are budgeted. Seeing policy through the lens of the budget can help decision-makers and ordinary citizens

Overview

The tools of American statecraft-defense, diplomacy, foreign and security assistance, homeland security and intelligence-are rarely examined together. Adams and Williams fill this gap by examining how these tools work, how they are planned for, and how they are budgeted. Seeing policy through the lens of the budget can help decision-makers and ordinary citizens discern the genuine priorities of national leaders from the oftentimes illusory ones portrayed in rhetoric. Simply put, policies and strategies cannot be carried but without a corresponding allocation of resources.

Buying National Security weaves a tapestry around the institutions, organizations, tools, and processes that support planning and resource allocation across the breadth of the American national security enterprise. The authors analyze the planning and resource integration activities across agencies of the executive branch as well as examine the structure and processes Congress uses to carry out its national security oversight and budgetary responsibilities. Finally, they review the adequacy of the current structures and process and explore proposals for ways both might be reformed to fit the demands of the 21st century security environment.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415954396
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/18/2009
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations ix

Acknowledgments xi

List of Acronyms xiii

1 Money is Policy: Planning and Budgeting for Security and Foreign Affairs 1

2 Resource Planning for International Affairs and State Operations 8

3 Foreign Economic Assistance Budgeting and Programs 32

4 Political and Security Assistance Budgeting and Programs 66

5 Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Execution in the Department of Defense 93

6 Intelligence Planning and Budgeting 120

7 Resource Allocation and Budgeting for Homeland Security 141

8 The Role of the Executive Office of the President in National Security Budgeting 162

9 Resource Allocation and Budgeting in Congress 193

10 The Politics of National Security Budgeting 221

11 The Road Ahead: How Might Budgeting Change? 245

Notes 255

Bibliography 317

About the Authors 333

Index 335

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