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The Sequester’s Mechanics and Adverse Effects on National and Economic Security

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

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The wars in iraq and Afghanistan that defined the last decade are winding down as persistent and new threats compete for our attention. Meanwhile, budgetary pressure has already forced cuts to defense spending, and additional automatic reductions, known as the sequester, will go into effect in 2013. These debates cannot be undertaken separately. We are proud to chair this new initiative of the Bipartisan Policy center (BPc)—a joint effort of its Economic and Foreign Policy Projects—to provide a blueprint for a realistic and affordable 21st century national security strategy.

BPC Sequester Paper.pdf1.9 MB