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Benjamin Friedman

Benjamin Friedman

Research Fellow, Cato Institute
Benjamin H. Friedman is a research fellow in defense and homeland security studies. His areas of expertise include counter-terrorism, homeland security and defense politics. He is the author of dozens of op-eds and journal articles and co-editor of two books, including Terrorizing Ourselves: Why U.S. Counterterrorism Policy Is Failing and How to Fix It, published in 2010. He is a graduate of Dartmouth College and a Ph.D. candidate in Political Science and an affiliate of the Security Studies Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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The Obama administration $640.5 billion fiscal year 2014 request for military spending authority is predictably unrealistic and excessive.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Sequestration is not a dirty word. It forces choice, which the U.S. political system evades — especially when spending in the name of defense.

Thursday, February 28, 2013

This report outlines a series of options for defense savings in FY 2013.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

What defense budget the United States should have and what defense budget it can afford are separate questions.

Wednesday, December 31, 1969

The United States needs a defense budget worthy of its name, one that protects Americans rather than wasting vast sums embroiling us in controversies remote from our interests.

Wednesday, December 31, 1969