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Institute for Policy Studies

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  • Released September 22, 2008

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A Unified Security Budget for the United States, FY 2009

This new report offers a comprehensive proposal for re-balancing military, international engagement, and homeland security spending.

In this fifth annual edition of the “Unified Security Budget,” as with the previous four editions, a non-partisan task force of military, homeland security, and foreign policy experts laid out the facts of the imbalance between military and non-military spending. The ratio of funding for military forces vs. non-military international engagement in the Bush administration’s proposed budget for the 2009 fiscal year has widened to 18:1 from 16:1 in the 2008 fiscal year, according to the report.