Jennifer Harris, Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations | KALW

Jennifer Harris, Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations

Jun 24, 2016

How much are we getting for our military spending...and more to the point, what are we losing?

Pentagon and related budgets will account for more than half of all federal discretionary spending--almost $600 billion in 2015. That's roughly the size of the next seven largest military budgets around the world, combined--while non-defense related spending continues to shrink. How much are we getting for those billions? And more to the point, what are we losing? Jennifer Harris, a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and an advisor to Hillary Clinton during her tenure in the State Dept-- has co-authored a book called "War by Other Means. Geoeconomics and Statecraft" proposing new prescriptions for how the government spends our money.