Defense Spending: Lose the Mechanism, Take the Cuts | Third Way

By Mieke Eoyank, Jule Zelnick and Brett McCrae

What’s the nation’s greatest national security threat? Our debt.

Despite all the hand-wringing over the defense cuts in sequestration, it’s the arbitrary nature of sequestration, not the cuts in spending, that’s the problem. If you remove the sequestration mechanism, defense spending would be in line with where it was before we started two wars.

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