In fact, sequestration will not “gut” our military. Sequestration will take our military budget back to the level it was in 2007, when we were still fighting two wars.
Experts skeptical about aerospace industry study on military spending and jobs. “Defense contractors are notoriously bad jobs creators,” said IPS Research Fellow Miriam Pemberton.
Over the next 10 years, Romney’s military spending plan would total at least 61% higher than Obama’s.
Apparently, national security is like money: you can never have too much.
Even if sequestration cuts across all military programs, this sort of ham-handed approach is safely doable.
Due to the economy, the time is rapidly approaching when real cuts to defense spending will become possible. Progressives need to start staking out their positions on doctrine and technology now.
The attempt to revise the weapons export ban is part of a dual-hedge strategy of Japan’s defense policy and its alliance with the United States.
Once “official,” Tea Partiers drop their flirtation with defense cuts and libertarian non-intervention in favor of good old American exceptionalism.