The Cold War Takes a Hit

Pemberton, Miriam; Sharp, Travis
April 2009
Foreign Policy in Focus;4/7/2009, p1
The article focuses on the defense budget under the administration of U.S. President Barack Obama which signifies cuts related to Cold War-era weapons systems. It notes that Obama promised in a joint session of Congress in March 2009 to reform the defense budget so that the U.S. is not paying for Cold War-era systems that it does not use. According to the authors, the budget proposes the most ambitious set of cuts to well-entrenched weapons systems since the early 1990s and perpetuates the upward trajectory of defense spending.


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