The Big Picture
A Unified National Security Budget
May 16, 2005
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|Miriam Pemberton is a Research Fellow at Foreign Policy in Focus, a joint project of the Institute for Policy Studies and the International Relations Center. She and Marcus co-chaired the Task Force that produced last year’s Unified Security Budget for the United States. Her writing recently has focused on federal budget priorities, military spending and the economic costs of the Iraq war. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan.|
|Thomas Donnelly is a Resident Fellow at American Enterprise Institute and the author of AEI’s National Security Outlook. At AEI he specializes in defense and national security. His most recent book, Operation Iraqi Freedom: A Strategic Assessment was released in July 2004. From 1995 to 1999, Mr. Donnelly was Policy Group Director and a professional staff member for the Committee on National Security (now named the Committee on Armed Services) in the U.S. House of Representatives. He has also been Editor of Army Times and Deputy Editor of Defense News.|
|Marcus Corbin rejoined the Center for Defense Information in 2000 as a Senior Analyst to work on CDI’s Straus Military Reform Project. He co-authored a national defense review published by CDI entitled “Reforging the Sword: Forces for A 21st Century Security Strategy.” During 1996-2000 he was Director of Defense Investigations at the Project On Government Oversight, where he focused on procurement, defense industry, and military reform issues. In 1995-96, Corbin was a Senior Research Analyst at the Federation of American Scientists in Washington, D.C. At FAS he worked with the Military Analysis Network, a project principally focused on analyzing U.S. military strategy, forces, and spending. From 1989 to 1995 Corbin analyzed military issues at CDI. His portfolio at the Center included military spending and defense industry, as well as Korea, Japan, and current wars around the world. Corbin directed the Center’s Military Spending Project, which provided policymakers and the public with information about military spending. Corbin has also worked at the World Bank and the National Security Archives. He obtained his Master’s degree in International Relations from the School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, D.C. in 1988, and his undergraduate degree in Public Policy from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University in 1984.|
|Lawrence J. Korb is a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress and Senior Advisor to the Center for Defense Information. He was Assistant Secretary of Defense in the Reagan Administration (1981-85). Prior to joining the Center, he was a Senior Fellow and Director of National Security Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. From July 1998 to October 2002, he was Council Vice President, Director of Studies, and holder of the Maurice Greenberg Chair. Prior to joining the Council, Mr. Korb served as Director of the Center for Public Policy Education and Senior Fellow in the Foreign Policy Studies Program at the Brookings Institution, Dean of the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh, and Vice President of Corporate Operations at the Raytheon Company. Mr. Korb served as Assistant Secretary of Defense (Manpower, Reserve Affairs, Installations and Logistics) from 1981 through 1985. In that position, he administered about 70 percent of the Defense budget. For his service in that position, he was awarded the Department of Defense’s medal for Distinguished Public Service. Mr. Korb served on active duty for four years as Naval Flight Officer, and retired from the Naval Reserve with the rank of Captain.|
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