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The Department of Defense (DOD) Budget: An Orientation

This report uses the FY2022 budget request for the Department of Defense (DOD) to provide a general orientation to the composition and activities of that agency.

The report divides the budget request into sections that largely correspond to the major divisions (or “titles”) of the annual defense authorization and appropriations bills. Using DOD budget data, the report identifies several categories of activity funded within each of those parts of the budget and—in some cases—provides more specific, selected examples.

The report is not designed to provide detailed analysis of elements of the budget request, but it incorporates cross-references to many CRS products intended for that purpose.

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