From the Congressional Budget Office (CBO):
Yesterday [August 15], CBO released an interactive tool for analyzing the military’s force structure—a new method for examining an important aspect of defense spending. The tool is one of the many products CBO has provided to policymakers and analysts so they can assess the effects of differing policies on budgetary outcomes.
This innovative tool allows users to determine the cost and capabilities of customized plans for the military’s forces. You can add or subtract brigades, ships, aircraft squadrons, and other units. It reports the estimated effects on the Department of Defense’s operation and support costs and the size of the military.
Learn more about CBO’s approach to calculating these costs.
Direct to CBO’s Interactive Force Structure Tool
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