A study last year by an aerospace group said sequestration could cost Oklahoma 16,000 jobs, half of those defense-related. The analysis prepared for Inhofe helps underscore just how damaging those cuts could be not just to the workforce but to the military.
Inhofe says the threat from the cuts is very real. He has set out to muster Republican support for his fight to prevent sequestration from occurring. Oklahomans need to hope he succeeds.