In an op-ed for The Hill, ASP Director of Nuclear Policy Terri Lodge explains how updating the U.S. nuclear posture will save billions and bring U.S. strategy in line with the security threats of the 21st century.
“While the media is consumed with tax cuts, the economy, and other election-year issues, the sequestration clock is ticking away. Behind the scenes Congress is scrambling to come up with a spending plan to avoid the automatic budget cuts that will kick in in a few short months.
It’s no secret that an across-the-board cut, described by Secretary Gates as “the meat-ax approach,” is not a smart way to reduce government spending. The scalpel approach – trimming unnecessary programs while protecting vital defense capabilities – is the only way to craft a national security strategy that is both effective and cost-effective.”
To read the full op-ed, click here.