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Defense Spending Cuts Threaten 10% of Pentagon Budget

Marc_H Wrote: Jan 08, 2013 10:29 AM
or police allwoing them to help in disasters is fine, it provied training at the very least but if we send in Troops, they need to be send properly, no more Blackhawk Down events
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...