Earlier this month the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released a new report, “Illustrative Options for National Defense Under a Smaller Defense Budget,” that outlines three different options for cutting funding for the Department of Defense by $1 trillion, or 14 percent of the proposed $7.5 trillion budget, over the next ten years. This provides a template and opens the door to “reducing spending on the Pentagon – without sacrificing security” according to Lindsay Koshgarian, National Priorities Project at the Institute for Policy Studies. She expands on the possibilities.
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