Why is Obama cutting so little out of the Pentagon budget? He could cut even more.
By Fred Kaplan | Posted Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012, at 4:59 PM ET
The Pentagon revealed a bit more of its defense budget today, and, really, the proposed cuts in spending amount to no big deal. It would be hard to justify not making these cuts. If Congress winds up wanting to cut deeper, there’s plenty of room for more hacking.
First, a word of caution: There are many ways to calculate a “cut,” and some will no doubt invoke a few to claim that the Obama administration’s cuts are severe. Let’s go to the numbers.