Assessing Common Arguments for Cutting National Security Spending: Informing Current and Future Budget Debates

While the recent budget agreement provides some stability for national security spending for the near future, debates about the appropriateness of that funding level will continue. Regrettably, many common arguments for cutting national security spending are unhelpful or faulty. Americans should understand (1) where the arguments for cutting national security spending fall short, (2) how national security spending can be better understood, and (3) what the U.S. should spend on national security.

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