Bill, I read your editorial on the Starbase program. I understand and agree with your angst. However your characterization that the President's budget calls for these cuts is unfounded. I am certain the pentagon "sequesters" their own budget. Apparently they need this money in other places. It seem that monies can be found in other places. That may be true, but who is to say that another use for the money is less important. I am not a proponent of the sequestration. It's here and we have to live with it. Regards.