The Coming Conservative Breakup on National Security
Concerns about budget deficits and rising debt levels are leading to fractures in the heretofore unified conservative support for ever-higher defense spending. At least a few Republicans are now openly suggesting significant cuts in the defense budget, raising concerns among conservatives primarily concerned about national security. that ultimately national security conservatives will be forced to choose between cuts in the defense budget and tax increases to reduce deficits.
I provide a number of links to studies on this topic in my Fiscal Times column here.