For John, BLUF: . Nothing to see here; just move along.
Lawrence Korb,♠ writing , claims "Fox exaggerates".
No, not that Fox, but Ms Christine Fox, the recently departed director of the Pentagon’s office of Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation.
Christine Fox, the recently departed director of the Pentagon’s office of Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation, is correct that there are no easy ways to identify savings in the defense budget [“Sequester Facts of Life: Stop Pretending Enforced Cuts Won’t Be Harmful,” Commentary, Sept. 16], but her conclusion that the cumulative effect of the Budget Control Act [Sequestration] will be “some combination of a military that is much smaller, much less technologically advanced and much less ready than we have been accustomed to over the last 30 years” is an exaggeration for six reasons.Mr Korb things she is wrong.
Regards — Cliff
♠ Mr Lawrence Korb is a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress, Washington, and an Assistant Secretary of Defense from 1981 to 1985.