Foreign Policy in Focus

A bimonthly journal focused on U.S. foreign policy Covers a variety of foreign policy issues and topics aimed at government officials, media activists, and academics. Analyzes foreign policy and international affairs, and recommends policy alternatives. C

Articles from Vol. 5, No. 29, September 6

Cold War Military Relics: Why Congress Funds Them
Key Points * The Pentagon, arms manufacturers, and lobbyists push Congress to fund many outmoded weapons systems that were designed to fight a superpower foe. * "Cold war momentum" drives the development and procurement of these weapons systems....
Problems with Current U.S. Policy
Key Problems * The U.S. spends 50% of its discretionary budget on the military and a mere 2% on foreign aid. * The troika of campaign contributions, Pentagon lobbying, and pork-barrel projects keeps funding flowing to cold war relics. * The...
Toward a New Foreign Policy
Key Recommendations * U.S. citizens hold the power to influence Pentagon procurement by voting for candidates who advocate a pragmatic approach to weapons acquisition. * The nation's military leaders must envision and prepare for the military...