“Budget Hawks or Military Hawks?” Video interview (there is also a podcast available) with Grover Norquist going on about the need to cut defense spending. Note in particular the bit about 11 minutes in noting Republican hypocrisy in using the jobs argument on defense.
The Truth about Sequestration, a video with good graphics where Cato people say sequestration isn’t a big cut.
A policy paper, ”Economic Effects of Reductions in Defense Outlays,” by Benjamin Zycher on the Pentagon’s drag on the economy. It’s largely a review of standard economic thinking about this. Includes an attack on Stephen Fuller’s recent work.
A blog post by Chris Preble linking to the prior two items.
A blog post by Benjamin Friedman linking to the same and to his CNN op-ed on ways of mitigating the stupidity of sequestration. A minor caution for anyone venturing into these legislative weeds: the point he makes about Congress’ ability, via a provision in Gramm-Rudman-Hollings, to essentially make the January 2013 sequester into a cap isn’t valid anymore.