Tuesday, January 20, 2004

Billions more for defense -- and we may not even know it. Good guess: Double the Pentagon budget.
Defense Outlays in Fiscal Year 2002
(in billions of dollars)
Department of Defense $344.4
Department of Energy 18.5
Department of State 17.6
Department of Veterans Affairs 50.9
Agencies incorporated into Department of Homeland Security 17.5
Department of Justice (homeland security) 2.1
Department of Transportation (homeland security) 1.4
Department of the Treasury (homeland security) 0.1
National Aeronautics & Space Administration (homeland security) 0.2
Other agencies (homeland security) 4.7
Interest attributable to past debt-financed defense outlays 138.7
Total 596.1