The Biden-Harris Administration has submitted a budget request of $849.8 billion for the Department of Defense (DoD) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2025, as reported on March 11.

This proposal aims to align with the National Defense Strategy (NDS) released in 2022 and focuses on three key priorities: defending the nation, taking care of military personnel, and succeeding through collaboration.

The Big Picture: Facing Challenges, Teaming Up

The folks at the Pentagon just upped the ante earlier this week, asking for a whopping $849.8 billion for next fiscal year’s defense budget. That’s a hefty chunk of change, so let’s break it down and see what it means for national security, the troops, and maybe even your next vacation (indirectly, of course).

Remember that big strategy document the Pentagon released a couple of years back, the National Defense Strategy (NDS)? This budget proposal basically says, “Hey, remember NDS? We’re still on board with that.