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Defense Priorities

The 2014 Third Offset Strategy and the 2018 National Defense Strategy focused the Department on maintaining the Joint Force’s military edge over China and Russia. But these strategies come with price tags. Reshaping the joint force to address these threats today and in the future is a difficult and costly undertaking. Doing so will require tough choices about what to prioritize and where to accept risk.

Defense Priorities will link strategy to resources, assessing whether the Department’s spending priorities align with its strategic ambition, and make recommendations for how to resolve areas of divergence. It will identify obstacles to change within DoD’s core processes and make recommendations for how to overcome them.

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