Zeroing In on the Price of US Defense

Part of the Zeroing In Series
Is the US spending too much on defense? Aaron Chatterji talks with two experts on the question.
Is the US spending too much on defense? Aaron Chatterji talks with two experts on the question.

The U.S. defense budget for 2015 was $597 billion, more than the next 14 nations combined. Is our country spending too much on defense or not? And are our dollars going to the right priorities? Peter Feaver and Lawrence Korb discuss those questions on this episode of Zeroing In, hosted by Aaron Chatterji.

Feaver is a professor of political science and public policy at Duke University who served on the National Security Council Staff under presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush.

Korb is a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress who served as assistant secretary of defense under President Ronald Reagan. Chatterji is an associate professor at Duke's Fuqua School of Business and Sanford School of Public Policy.

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