Pentagon braces for much deeper military spending cuts as part of debt deal

Townhall.com Staff
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Posted: Jul 21, 2011 10:06 AM
Pentagon braces for much deeper military spending cuts as part of debt deal
The Pentagon is bracing for spending cuts far deeper than what it was expecting just a few weeks ago, including the possible elimination of an aircraft carrier group and other weapons programs, as an increasing number of lawmakers float proposals for slashing the once-sacrosanct defense budget.

Defense officials have been warning for months that the Pentagon must prepare for a new era of austerity after a long period of growth that has swelled military spending to its highest level, adjusted for inflation, since World War II.