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Interactive: Design Your Own Defense Budget

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Use the interactive below to design your own defense budget. Click through each program or weapons system to learn more about it and choose from the options presented to set the defense budget. Then, submit your selections to compare them with the recommendations in our new report, “Building a Military for the 21st Century”.

Note: Results of the budget calculator may not precisely reflect the report due to approximations.

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