Cato’s Ben Friedman Talks Defense Spending FBN’s ‘Stossel’

Please RATE and SHARE this video! House Republicans and President Obama both claim to have cut defense spending. This only holds true under the rosiest of assumptions, and it’s time to fundamentally re-think our national security strategy if we’re going to save costs in the long run. Cato research fellow in defense and homeland security studies Benjamin H. Friedman talks with John Stossel and insists that these phony cuts merely pay lip service to much-needed reform in Washington.

See Friedman’s paper, “Budgetary Savings from Military Restraint” (, and the Defense section of Cato’s Downsizing the Federal Government project (

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