Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for Fiscal Year 1991: National security, February 5, 1990; views of the Secretary of Defense ... International affairs, February 28, 1990; Bush administration's foreign policy priority and fiscal year 1991 budget requests

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Page 430 - The Brookings Institution is an independent organization devoted to nonpartisan research, education, and publication in economics, government, foreign policy, and the social sciences generally.
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Page 93 - I promised I would in my confirmation hearing. At the outset, I spoke of the similarities between our present world and the immediate aftermath of World War II. There is another similarity I want to mention, a very encouraging similarity. The American people are very astute at assimilating the lessons of history. After World War I, they rejected the idea of collective security and lived to regret that rejection as they fought valiantly in World War II. Following that war, they accepted the reality...
Page 225 - Vietnamese boat people, and to make a success of the the voluntary repatriation program from Hong Kong. For FY 1991, we are requesting $476 million in budget authority for refugee activities. This compares with $438 million in total FY 1990 resources, including the supplemental funding request described above. These funds will support the admission of 95,000 refugees and 15,000 Amerasian immigrants — the same number as the current year — and enable us to assist the immediate needs of millions...
Page 81 - Soviet military planners will make the case for a sizeable reserve and a credible mobilization capability. Moreover, despite the promise of a START agreement in 1990, the Soviets' stable, long term strategic modernization programs have produced a daunting nuclear force posture— and will continue to do so. These and other ambiguities make capability comparisons especially difficult. Nevertheless, as directed, the Secretary of Defense will provide Members of Congress a Joint Military Net Assessment...
Page 78 - Survival of the United States as a free and independent nation, with its fundamental values intact and its institutions and people secure...
Page 83 - ... reduced tank production this year by about half, they continue to outproduce us. Production of new and more capable aircraft and ships continues at a vigorous pace. Equally important, the Soviets are producing equipment whose sophistication rivals our own. As you know, our estimates of warning time in Europe are changing for the better and we expect further improvement as unilateral reductions are completed and as the non-Soviet members of the Warsaw Pact continue to go their separate ways. We...
Page 361 - The Center for Security Policy is a not-for-profit, non-partisan educational corporation established in 1988. It exists to assist those in the executive and legislative branches of the United States government, in the press and among the general public concerned with foreign and defense Issues in promptly understanding and addressing strategically significant security developments.
Page 224 - Europe ($300 million) that were described above. -30$145 million for several smaller AID programs which respond to a variety of special needs -- including humanitarian disaster assistance, support for American Schools and Hospitals Abroad, and overseas housing programs. Given the shortage of security assistance funds, multilateral and bilateral development assistance programs will continue to be our primary vehicles for promoting economic growth along free market principles in the countries of Africa....
Page 372 - Soviet energy leverage is one of a series of occasional contributions by the Center for Security Policy to the debate on foreign policy and defense issues. Such contributions are intended to invigorate and enrich that debate; they do not necessarily reflect the views of all members of the Center's Board of Advisors. For more information about these papers or other work of the Center, please contact the Director, Frank J.

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