Opinion: Smart budget cuts can help DOD maintain readiness

02/6/2013 | Wall Street Journal, The

The U.S. has historically done a poor job managing postwar drawdowns, and if that trend continues after the war in Afghanistan, America's interests will be in danger, writes Michéle Flournoy, a former undersecretary of defense for policy. She outlines a number of steps the Defense Department can take to reduce spending without undermining readiness, such as getting rid of excess infrastructure and reforming the acquisitions process.

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