TITLE

Slashing America's Defense: A Suicidal Trajectory

AUTHOR(S)
Boot, Max
PUB. DATE
January 2012
SOURCE
Commentary;Jan2012, Vol. 133 Issue 1, p14
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents an examination into the political proposals raised in 2011 to reduce the defense budget of the United States, arguing that they are misguided and would be detrimental to the nation's security. Arguments raised by those in favor of the cuts are presented and challenged, suggesting that the rising costs are necessary and not based on wasteful mismanagement.
ACCESSION #
70148415

 

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