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.
As we enter a new period of postwar downsizing, a new BRAC can achieve substantial savings that Congress professes to crave.
Even if sequestration cuts across all military programs, this sort of ham-handed approach is safely doable.
Those on the left cede defense issues to the right and the center.