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Defense Spending Cuts Threaten 10% of Pentagon Budget

Kurt114 Wrote: Jan 08, 2013 12:12 PM
OK, 200K to 600K jobs could be cut. And if the US dollar crashes due to unsustainable debt what is the estimate of job losses? And we have troops in places like Africa and Germany why?
Bigdogoffthechain11 Wrote: Jan 08, 2013 1:12 PM
Because our national defense is predicated on projecting power, not absorbing blows. Use google maps and look at the world.
The sequestration that was averted in the January 1 fiscal cliff legislation will still threaten a significant portion of the Pentagon's budget. Sequestration has been postponed, not avoided.

On March 1, there are still $45 billion of cuts to the Department of Defense scheduled to take place. Those looming cuts are already altering the Pentagon's administration and decisionmaking. As Comptroller Robert Hale said:

"We face a lot of uncertainty," Hale said. "We find ourselves balancing a lot of costs and risks."

The Pentagon comptroller also said the department was likely to be delayed in...