Navy League Priorities

End Sequestration

  • The Pentagon must cut $1.3 trillion fromPicture6 its budget over the next 10 years. DoD, though 18% of the budget, is bearing 50% of the costs of sequestration
  • There is no corresponding reduction in requirements as crises like ISIL and Russian aggression erupt around the globe
  • Other nations are investing more and more in their own shipbuilding capability, especially submarines
  • The U.S. must project strength to deter adversaries
  • The National Defense Panel calls sequestration a “self-defeating..strategic misstep that… Congress and the President should repeal…immediately”