Dear Friend –

Some argue that another $600 billion of defense cuts will not hurt America. We can do more with less, they say. Or, we can just do less. They are wrong.

Even before Congress agreed to slash roughly $400 billion in defense spending, our military commanders described our forces as being on the “ragged edge.” In unambiguous terms, our military leaders have warned that further cuts to an already tattered force would demand not only fundamental restructuring of our armed services but a vast re-ordering of what it is our nation expects from our military. The country’s next chief military officer has called these defense cuts “extraordinarily difficult and very high risk.”

What is at risk is a weakening of the pillars of America: trade, jobs, diplomacy, global trust, innovation, and the American way of life. Defense cuts matter. Because a strong defense means a strong America.

Throughout these pages, you’ll find more information about the impact of defense cuts. Use the links below to download one-pagers, watch videos, or read the latest news on defense cuts.

– Congressman Randy Forbes
Chairman, House Armed Services Readiness Subcommittee

The Strong Defense, Strong America Resolution
Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that further reductions to core national security funding will cause significant harm to United States interests.Read the bill text.
Fact Sheets
Views From Our Military Leaders

Analysis of America’s Current Military Readiness

Job Losses in Perspective and the Bottom Line for Those that Serve

In the News
‘Strong Defense, Strong America’ (Inside Defense)
‘Strong Defense, Strong America’ (Weekly Standard)