Convene another round of base-closings. Retire an aircraft carrier. Cut nearly 60,000 Defense Departmentcivilians nationwide.
Those are among the recommendations listed in a report released this week from a non-partisan security think tank whose members include former chiefs of the Navy and Air Force, as well as a former vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
The report from the Stimson Center’s Defense Advisory Committee recommends nearly $50 billion in budget cuts. It pitches the plan as a sound, strategy-based alternative to the automatic, across-the-board sequester cuts.
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