Cutting defense does "nothing" to solve budget crisis, expert says

02/9/2012 | Defense News

Evaluating the defense cuts required by the Budget Control Act relies on facts that should be put in context, experts say. "The failure by policymakers to control rapidly rising entitlement costs has placed immense and ever-increasing pressure on the defense budget top line," said Mackenzie Eaglen, resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. "You could zero out the defense budget and you've done nothing to solve the federal budget crisis."

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