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NCJ Number: 193156 Find in a Library
Title: New American Approach to Defense: The FY2003 Program
Author(s): Anthony H. Cordesman
Corporate Author: Ctr for Strategic and International Studies
United States of America
Date Published: February 2002
Page Count: 31
Sponsoring Agency: Ctr for Strategic and International Studies
Washington, DC 20006
Sale Source: Ctr for Strategic and International Studies
1800 K Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20006
United States of America
Document: PDF
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report presented America’s FY 2003 redefined security budget program in the areas of homeland defense, force transformation, and nuclear posture review providing an overview of resource and budget allocations.
Abstract: In this report, the United States redefined its approach to defense and security through the releasing of its proposed FY 2003 budget program. Three major areas addressed included: homeland defense, force transformation, and nuclear posture review. This FY 2003 program encompassed the allocation of additional resources through increased funding within these three areas. Under homeland security defense spending, $37.7 billion was proposed for homeland defense nearly doubling previous spending in 2002. Funding would go into fighting bioterrorism, tightening border controls, improving airline security, and helping firefighters. Within the Department of Defense’s force transformation, a budget request of $379.3 billion reflected six transformation goals set down in the Quadrennial Defense Review and included: (1) protect the U.S. homeland and critical bases of operation; (2) deny enemies sanctuary; (3) project and sustain power in access-denied areas; (4) leverage information technology; (5) improve and protect information operations; and (6) enhance space operations. Lastly, the Department of Defense’s nuclear posture review was conducted. It was determined that the United States would reduce its warhead levels to between 1700 and 2200 with the remaining put into reserve. A new strategic deterrent would include: the classic strategic nuclear deterrent, a missile defense, and a new conventional capability.
Main Term(s): Domestic Preparedness
Index Term(s): Asymmetric Warfare; Budgets; Critical Infrastructure Protection; Cyber Terrorism; Disaster procedures; Domestic terrorism; National security; Nuclear Nonproliferation; Nuclear terrorism; Terrorism/Mass Violence; US Armed Forces
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