Cutting the Pentagon's Budget Is A Gift to Our Enemies
Political gridlock in Washington triggered across-the-board spending cuts, known as the sequester, in March 2013. As a result, the Pentagon had to eliminate 1 billion from its budget. In 2011, the United States spent 11 billion dollars on defense-more than the next 13 countries combined. Could the sequester be a rare opportunity to streamline the defense budget and overhaul the armed forces, or might it damage military readiness and the nation's ability to protect itself?