Invitation to a Dialogue: The Military Budget

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.

This article was originally published in The New York Times.