The Skeptics

The Pentagon and Jobs

Desperate to fend off cuts in military spending, the defenders of the status quo are claiming that potential reductions included in the debt-ceiling deal's sequestration provision would result in huge job losses.

Strategy vs. Jointness

Pentagon leaders say that strategy must guide defense cuts. If you want to spend less, they say, first figure out how to do less. One problem with that conventional wisdom is that defense leaders are unlikely agree to strategic restraint absent budgetary restraint.