President Bush's nearly $200-billion, 10-year defense buildup is running athwart the fiscal and political tensions sired by the teetering economy. With the nation just barely skirting a recession, tax receipts are down and the federal surplus is shrinking dramatically. Many in Congress would prefer to jettison some portion of Bush's $330-billion defense request for the new fiscal year, 2002, which starts Oct. 1, rather than court the political risks of tapping into Social Security and ...


You must have an Aviation Week Intelligence Network (AWIN) account or subscribe to this Market Briefing to access "Economic Uncertainty".


Current Aviation Week Intelligence Network (AWIN) enterprise and individual members: please go to for access.


Not currently a subscriber? Click on the "Learn More" button below to view subscription offers.

Already registered? Log in here.