Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Sign in

Why is the Defense Budget So Big? An Audit of the Conventional Wisdom

The Center's series Audit of the Conventional Wisdom continues with an analysis of the defense budget--the largest since World War II. Is it a rational response to the threats and the dangers that the United States faces--or not? Benjamin Friedman is a PhD student at the MIT Department of Political Science. He is a member of the Center's Security Studies Program and is a research fellow in defense and homeland security studies at the Cato Institute.

Comments (0)

It looks like no one has posted a comment yet. You can be the first!

You need to log in, in order to post comments.

MIT Center for International Studies

MIT Center for International Studies

Updated over 1 year ago

Created
April 05, 2010 12:35
Category
Tags
License
All Rights Reserved (What is this?)
Additional Files


Viewed
23957 times

More from MIT Center for International Studies

Israel-Palestine: Great Expectations or Misplaced Euphoria?

Israel-Palestine: Great Expectation...

Added over 7 years ago | 00:05:56 | 27708 views

The Israel Lobby and US Foreign Policy

The Israel Lobby and US Foreign Policy

Added almost 8 years ago | 02:01:00 | 39171 views

Bitter Friends, Bosom Enemies: Iran, the U.S., and the Twisted Path to Confrontation

Bitter Friends, Bosom Enemies: Iran...

Added over 9 years ago | 01:15:25 | 39377 views

FOREIGN POLICY AND THE NEXT U.S. ADMINISTRATION

FOREIGN POLICY AND THE NEXT U.S. AD...

Added over 8 years ago | 02:07:46 | 30162 views

Mind, Hand, World: The MIT Center for International Studies

Mind, Hand, World: The MIT Center f...

Added 8 years ago | 00:08:38 | 62193 views

Challenges to the Global Economy

Challenges to the Global Economy

Added almost 8 years ago | 01:12:37 | 28003 views