Nearly a dozen hearings this week focused on either the Fiscal Year 2017 defense budget request, the 2017 Defense Authorization Act, or both. Todd Harrison, Director of Defense Budget Analysis and Senior Fellow in the International Security Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, is one of the leading experts in defense budget issues. He discussed the themes in the defense budget process so far, and the outlook for the coming weeks and months, on National Defense Week.
Photo: Defense Secretary Ash Carter, right, and Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, testify before the House Appropriations Committee in Washington, D.C., Feb. 25, 2016. DoD photo by Army Staff Sgt. Sean K. Harp.