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Reasonable Ways to Cut Defense Budget

Lawrence J. Korb explains how significant cuts to military spending can be an important component to reducing the deficit and won't jeopardize national security.

The defense budget should and can be reduced significantly without harming national security. In fact, a sensible reduction will actually increase national security because, as former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Mullen has pointed out, our burgeoning federal deficit is the greatest threat to national security.

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Authors

Lawrence J. Korb

Senior Fellow

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