Defense and the Budget – Session Three Summary

I have been working with Bill Hartung and Heather Hurlburt on the Sustainable Defense Task Force to propose a number of reductions for the Deficit Commission to consider. As you might expect, we’ve gotten an awful lot of pushback, calling us an awful lot of names.

We are briefly going to explain the recommendations that we made to the Commission. I’m going to outline some of the personnel reduction, Bill will get into the hardware, and Heather will get into the politics of the whole thing.

No matter how much is spent on defense, it would not guarantee perfect security. We suggest that by implementing these reductions, we still will be very, very, very secure.

This article was originally published in Economists for Peace & Security.