Informative Link on Defense Sequestration Cuts

I highly recommend this informative article on the pending defense cuts. Lots of fear-mongering over what would amount to (according to the article) 7% less spending on defense a year. Considering all the unnecessary spending on military adventurism that doesn’t make us safe, and all the money given to defense contractors building outrageously expensive weaponry (much of which isn’t relevant in our post-Cold War era), I find it offensive that trimming 7% from a $1.4 TRILLION budget is considered “catastrophic” when we need to be trimming a hell of a lot more.

UPDATE 8/22/12: The numbers are slightly different than above, but here’s what defense sequestration looks like in graph form.

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