Updated: Friday, 22 Feb 2013, 7:02 PM EST
Published : Friday, 22 Feb 2013, 5:37 PM EST
NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) - Patience is wearing thin among American citizens, especially in Hampton Roads, where cuts to the nation's defense strategy are already being felt.
Lawmakers have exactly one week left to come to an agreement, or the sequester's across-the-board cuts will be enacted.
A report from The Brookings Institution, a think tank in Washington, D.C., is offering what it calls "A Moderate Plan for Additional Defense Budget Cuts."
The report was written by Michael O'Hanlon, a senior fellow with the 21st Century Defense Initiative and Director of Research for the Foreign Policy Program at Brookings.
"It's the sort of thing we have to think about when we have a trillion dollar a year deficit and when the debt itself has become a national security threat," O'Hanlon said. "[I] proposed some ideas that I know not everybody's gonna love and which would entail some limited additional risks to national security."
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