"This War Really Matters gives readers a close-up view of the battle between the 105th Congress and the Pentagon as they worked to agree on a $250 billion defense budget. The author also looks ahead with an analytical eye to the difficulties of planning for a changing and largely unknown threat in the next century. He asks tough questions that are necessary to address: Are we ready for future wars? Does the Pentagon need more money, or can it do more with less? Which weapons are really needed and which are tied to pork barrel politics?"--BOOK JACKET.
Foreword / Lawrence J. Korb
1. Firing the Opening Shot
2. The Cautious Blueprint
3. Looking Through the Military's End of the Telescope
4. Guns Versus Butter
5. Spurning the Holy Grail
6. Heating Up the Iron
7. Realpolitik Behind the Scenes
8. Is There a Better Way?
9. The Turnaround
10. Shooting the Messenger: A Case History
11. Peering Into the Future
12. Summing Up
The Federal Government Dollar - Where It Comes From
Revenue by Source - Summary
The Federal Government Dollar - Where It Goes
Total Spending by Function
Discretionary Spending by Agency
Department of Defense Outlays by Service, 1945-2005
Department of Defense Manpower, 1940-2001
Military Force Trends
Department of Defense Budget Authority by Service, 1996-2005
Department of Defense Budget Authority by Title, 1996-2005
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