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Defense divided [electronic resource] : overcoming the challenges of overseas contingency operations / by Laicie Heeley with Anna Wheeler.

Author/Creator:
Heeley, Laicie, author.
Publication:
Washington, DC : Stimson Center, [2016]
Format/Description:
Book
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Other Title:
JSTOR Security Studies.
Subjects:
United States. Department of Defense -- Appropriations and expenditures.
National security -- United States -- Finance.
United States -- Armed Forces -- Appropriations and expenditures.
United States. Department of Defense.
System Details:
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Summary:
"As the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have drawn down, the Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) budget, initially intended for 'emergency' war funding, has been used increasingly for purposes far afield of its original design. This report concludes that the uncertainty created by current reliance on OCO, particularly to fund base budget needs, could be detrimental to national security. The report provides concrete recommendations for transitioning longer-term OCO expenses to the base budget and suggests that President Obama and his successor develop and commit to a credible plan to wind down OCO funding beginning with the expiration of the Bipartisan Budget Act in FY2018"--Publisher description.
Contents:
Executive summary
Introduction
Historical trends in defense spending
The OCO designation
Current OCO-designated spending
Long-term effects of OCO
Alternatives to continued use of OCO-designated funds
Conclusion.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references.
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (Stimson, viewed May 27, 2016).
Contributor:
Wheeler, Anna, author.
Henry L. Stimson Center, publisher.
OCLC:
950733000
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.