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February 27, 2013 at 6:31 AM

Is sequestration right-sizing Defense spending?

Sequestration is, we can agree, the chainsaw approach to budget cutting. But what if also finally right-sizes the bloated Defense budget? The Washington Post’s Ezra Klein argues stakes out a liberal defense of the sequester’s Defense cuts, noting the $500 billion cut amounts to the so-called “peace dividend” that shrunk military spending after each military conflict…

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