Analyst: Pandemic will squeeze defense spending as nation's focus shifts to health care

By Jason Sherman / April 6, 2020 at 4:54 PM
The novel coronavirus global pandemic that is currently spreading around the world will lead to an eventual reordering of U.S. national priorities that squeezes defense spending and accelerates efforts to draw down U.S. overseas deployments, according to a defense and foreign policy expert. "I think we are going to see enormous downward pressure on defense spending because of other urgent American national needs like health care that the pandemic is going to raise," Kori Schake, director of foreign and defense...

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