On October 23, Atlantic Council Senior Fellow Steven Grundman wrote an Aviation Week article titled “Opinion: ‘Efficiencies’ Alone Cannot Solve US Defense Budget Crunch.” Building upon a previous article on Pentagon spending, this article argues budgetary efficiencies alone will not be enough to meet strategic requirements. Rather, the answers for the Pentagon lie in larger movements in strategy and policy.

Meeting the military-strategic challenges facing the U.S. at acceptable levels of risk will require getting substantially more national-security bang for the defense buck.

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