Clevenger: Americans open to defense cuts in 5 of 7 key areas

The American people are more opening to cuts in the defense budget overall, and to individual programs, than Congress or the Defense Department probably would like. The University of Maryland School of Public Policy’s Program for Public Consultation did the survey. Andrew Clevenger is industry reporter at Defense News, and writing about the survey at He discussed the results on National Defense Week.

Andrew Clevenger, Defense News, on National Defense Week

Survey: US Voters Favor Cutting Carrier, F-35, Overall Defense Spending – Defense News
Rightsizing Defense: The Perspective of the People – University of Maryland

PHOTO: Lt. Col. Matthew Hayden, 56th Fighter Wing chief of safety and pilot attached to the 61st Fighter Squadron, inspects his F-35 before entering the cockpit and beginning take-off procedures, Feb. 2, 2016, at Luke Air Force Base. Hayden became the first Luke pilot to achieve 500 flight hours in an F-35. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ridge Shan)

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