Think Tank Proposes $100B ‘Politically Feasible’ Defense Cuts As Part of Fiscal Cliff Solution

Even as the headlines warn time is growing short to avert the coming so-called fiscal cliff, an influential progressive Washington think tank is proposing $100 billion in defense cuts which could be accepted by Democrats and Republicans alike. The Center for American Progress on Friday released “$100 Billion in Politically Feasible Defense Cuts for a Budget Deal,” an issue brief outlining targeted reductions in defense spending to put the nation on what it calls a more sustainable fiscal path, while eliminating unnecessary and ineffective programs without harming U.S. national security or economic recovery. “This issue brief recommends $100 billion in responsible reductions over 10 years as an initial target, a modest ‘down-payment’ that would bring the defense budget back to … Continue reading