“As the Secretary of Defense, my chief priority is defending America from enemies foreign and domestic and ensuring our troops remain the world’s preeminent fighting force. President Biden’s FY 2022 Defense Budget meets this commitment with critical investments to help us match resources to strategy, strategy to policy, and policy to the will of the American people. The budget provides us the mix of capabilities we need most and stays true to our focus on the pacing challenge from the People’s Republic of China, combating the damaging effects of climate change on our military installations, and modernizing our capabilities to meet the advanced threats of tomorrow. Importantly, this budget invests in our people, the brave women and men in uniform around the world who serve on behalf of this great nation.” – Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III
The Biden-Harris Administration submitted to Congress the President’s FY 2022 Budget request of $752.9 billion for national defense, $715 billion of which is for the DOD. The FY 2022 Defense Budget submission reflects President Biden’s priorities to end the “forever wars,” invest in cutting-edge capabilities for our military and national security advantage in the future, and revitalize America’s unmatched network of alliances and partnerships.
The United States military faces substantial challenges, emanating from countries like China and Russia, and from threats to global security, such as climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic.
The budget addresses these challenges, and others, by making key investments that defend our nation while innovating and modernizing, taking care of our Warfighters, and building strong relationships with our allies and partners alongside other elements of national security.