In case you missed them, the Center published two op-eds yesterday.
The first, on defense budget sequestration, appeared in Roll Call. In it, Lt. Gen. Robert Gard and I argue that:
Rather than spin its wheels or continue to pretend that sequestration is a fictional ideal, the Pentagon should work with Congress to develop an alternative budget amendment coupled with a revised defense strategy that takes further cuts into account.
This strategic approach would allow the Pentagon to propose where defense cuts take place while protecting other priorities and giving responsible defense officials the opportunity to program the cuts over time.
The second, published in The Hill, discusses current tensions with Iran, making the case that inflammatory rhetoric on the 2012 campaign trail “has helped unleash a rising level of fear in the US, which has led in part to an increase in gas prices of over 36 cents in just two months. One can only imagine what an actual conflict would do to our economy.”