The next administration will have a lot on its plate. Some of the more pressing issues such as the mortgage and credit crises, the federal budget deficit and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan might claim primary attention, but sooner or later critical defense issues will rise up and demand consideration as well.
Most defense issues are almost always connected to larger national concerns, so a comprehensive approach should work to the benefit of all.
Following are some of the topics and major points that should eventually get significant high-level attention.
Defense spending priorities are a key concern, especially given the current financial state of the nation. …