After assessing the growing threats to U.S. national security, the NDP report issues a stark warning: “the defense budget cuts mandated by the Budget Control Act (BCA) of 2011, coupled with the additional cuts and constraints on defense management under the law’s sequestration provision, constitute a serious strategic misstep on the part of the United States.” The report recommends, among other things, that the United States reverse sequestration-level spending cuts to national defense and increase defense spending to match the long-term plan laid out by then-Secretary of Defense Robert Gates in 2012.
FPI suggests the following resources as policymakers, lawmakers, and the general public weigh and consider the National Defense Panel’s report.
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- Ensuring a Strong U.S. Defense for the Future – The National Defense Panel Review of the 2014 Quadrennial Defense Review – July 31, 2014
- Be Alarmed . . . Be Very Alarmed – FPI Board Member William Kristol – The Weekly Standard – August 1, 2014
- Suggested Questions for Hill Hearing on the 2014 QDR – FPI Executive Director Christopher J. Griffin and Senior Policy Analyst Evan Moore – Foreign Policy Initiative – April 2, 2014
- FPI Bulletin: Risks and Reality in the Defense Budget – FPI Executive Director Christopher J. Griffin and Policy Director Robert Zarate – Foreign Policy Initiative – February 26, 2014
- A Stunning Rebuke of Our Current Defense Policies – Former Senator James Talent – National Review Online – August 1, 2014
- A Wake Up Call to Washington on Defense – Mackenzie Eaglen – RealClearDefense – August 1, 2014
- National Defense Panel Provides Congress an Honest Path Forward – Diem Nguyen Salmon – The Heritage Foundation – August 1, 2014