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January 2012

Misperceptions, Part III: Defense Cuts, An Alternative to the Sequester

Posted: January 31, 2012 at 2:26 am   /   Economics, Security, Web Articles

My first post noted that the sums being considered for defense cuts, even in the case of the sequester, are actually quite low, particularly when compared to some of the other historical builddowns (post-Korea, Vietnam, and the Cold War). The second noted that the reasons often given for exempting defense from government wide belt-buckling have […]

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Misperceptions, Part II: Defense Cuts, Strategic Deficiencies?

Posted: January 31, 2012 at 2:10 am   /   Economics, Security, Web Articles

In the first post of this series I argued that the impact of sequester cuts on Defense‚Äôs budget has been overstated. Similarly, in order to bolster arguments for exempting defense from belt buckling (Defense was the only of 13 government agencies to get an increased budget request in FY12), the strategic deficiencies and external threats […]

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Misperceptions, Part I: The Truth About Defense Cuts, The Sequester

Posted: January 30, 2012 at 1:50 am   /   Economics, Security, Web Articles

The first of a three-part series analyzing defense spending priorities in the United States

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