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Defense Spending Cuts Threaten 10% of Pentagon Budget

Marc_H Wrote: Jan 08, 2013 10:29 AM
no need eliminate all unconstitutional spending in a way to do the least harm
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...