Coalition Issues Letter to Deficit Reduction Commission Regarding Military Spending
November 18, 2010
The press release for the letter issued by the Coalition for a Realistic Foreign Policy and the Project on Defense Alternatives to the president's deficit reduction commission. The letter, signed by more than 45 scholars and policy experts, was delivered to the commissioners on Tuesday, November 16, 2010.
With the incoming Congress promising to cut spending, a good starting point is the U.S. defense budget. Benjamin H. Friedman and Christopher Preble argue that we can save great sums and improve national security by narrowing our military goals and adopting a defense budget worthy of its name.
Let the Games Begin: Bowles-Stimson, Defense, and the Way Forward
The Stimson Center's Gordon Adams praises the co-chairs of the president's deficit reduction commission for proposing defense cuts, but points out that the real issue is the strategy that demands current spending levels.
The Coalition for a Realistic Foreign Policy is a group of scholars, policy makers and concerned citizens united by our opposition to an American empire. The Coalition is dedicated to promoting an alternative vision for American national security strategy that is consistent with American traditions and values.