Even as bailouts and other spending seem to know no bounds, President Obama is limiting spending in one area—our national defense.
Without waiting for an upcoming review of what our military needs, almost half of Obama’s budget cuts are to defense, and more are planned for future years. All of these are then plowed back into spending increases elsewhere.
What is on the chopping block? The ability to engage in conventional warfare and to deter or defeat major threats, such as North Korean or Iranian nuclear missiles, or a growing navy such as China’s, or a nation with sophisticated aircraft such as Russia’s. Yet for less than the cost of a major bailout, Obama and the Congress could assure proper funding of America’s military and defense.
Ernest Istook gives details of the cuts and how they put America at risk, in his column at: http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=32169
And check out The Heritage Foundation's documentary at www.33minutes.com.