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Invitation to a Dialogue: The Military Budget

Proposals to reduce the defense budget need to be more specific and comprehensive, writes Lawrence J. Korb.

Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta lays out excellent proposals for reducing the defense budget: reducing nuclear weapons, the number of troops in Europe, the size of the ground forces, health care costs for military retirees and the number of F-35 Joint Strike Fighters (“Panetta Weighs Pentagon Cuts Once Off Limits,” front page, Nov. 7). But these proposals are not specific or comprehensive enough.

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Lawrence J. Korb

Senior Fellow

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