Our own Gordon Adams recently participated in a roundtable on This Week in Defense News. Among other issues, Gordon pointed out that the current defense budget debate is a “shadow play” centering on relatively trivial amounts while the public is far more concerned with other issues. He also gave his take on sequestration and the future of defense spending:
I don’t think sequestration’s going to happen…I think it’s very unlikely. What is likely is that the impact of this moving this agenda to the right each year on defense is that defense will go down significantly more than the 500 billion dollars that Secretary Panetta thinks he’s put out over ten years. That’s the bottom line. Whether it’s fast or it’s slow, it’s going down more.
Check out the video below for the first part of the discussion and click here for the second part.