Accession Number : ADA522006


Title :   Addressing the United States Debt and Deficit


Descriptive Note : Strategy research project


Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA


Personal Author(s) : Caraway, John P


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a522006.pdf


Report Date : Mar 2010


Pagination or Media Count : 36


Abstract : This paper discusses the strategic significance of dealing effectively with the American debt and deficit, by first describing the background of our current government approach to the economy, then examining the current projections for United States' spending from 2009 through 2019 and examining what the future will bring by reviewing anticipated American demographic changes. The paper continues with a description of the passages of the economic labyrinth and concludes by discussing opportunities to successfully address the challenges that have been brought to Americans by the national deficit and debt. While a number of alternatives are available today to address the problem of deficit financing and the associated debt in a positive manner and thereby strengthen the economy of the United States, this paper concludes with three examples that are predicated on the synergistic benefits associated with small reforms.


Descriptors :   *DEMOGRAPHY , *ECONOMICS , *UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT , *SOCIAL SECURITY , EXPORTS , LEADERSHIP , FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT , DEFICIENCIES , BENEFITS , LIVING STANDARDS , UNEMPLOYMENT , DECISION MAKING , COMMERCE , POLICIES , CONGRESS , JOBS


Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE