Defend & Reform | Live Stream
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Debate over defense sequestration cuts in Washington has become ritualized and entrenched, making another round of sequester cuts likely. In light of our $17 trillion debt, “deficit hawks” emphasize the need for DoD to contribute to spending reform. At the same time, in a dangerous world of evolving threats, “defense hawks” emphasize the need to maintain the most powerful and technologically advanced military in the world.
Both are correct; so, how can these two positions be reconciled? Why must being a deficit hawk and a defense hawk be mutually exclusive? Can arbitrary and damaging sequester cuts be replaced with targeted DoD spending reforms that address spending concerns and maintain military might? If so, how?
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