Budget Battles

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From The Navy Times:

GOP report: More cuts devastating to military
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WASHINGTON – Automatic cuts to defense spending that will take place if Congress doesn’t come up with a budget-reduction plan would have devastating consequences, including undermining the military’s ability to simultaneously fight more than one war, according to a report by House Republicans.
More at http://www.navytimes.com/news/2011/09/ap-gop-report-more-cuts-devastating-to-military-092311/

Comment: Both sides agree on the problem. The trick is going to be to get anybody to agree on a solution!
 
Dec 2, 2000
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From Space News:

Senate Panel Proposes Cutting Next-generation Aegis Missile
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WASHINGTON – U.S. Senate appropriators have proposed canceling development of a missile interceptor that the Pentagon has slotted for a key role in the future defense of Europe.
More at http://www.spacenews.com/policy/110923-proposes-cutting-aegis.html

Comment: What good is an anti-missile system without the missiles needed to kill the missiles???
 
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Dec 2, 2000
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Dec 2, 2000
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From Defence News:

Panetta: Keep U.S. Edge With 'Carefully Targeted' Cuts
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The Pentagon will need to consider buying fewer weapons and will seek procurement reforms to help reduce the price of equipment as it looks to cut $450 billion in planned spending over the next decade, U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said.
More at http://www.defensenews.com/story.php?i=7926142&c=AME&s=TOP
 
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From The Navy Times:

Old veterans benefits cuts may be new road map
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Congressional researchers have supplied the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee with a list of veterans programs cut since 1980 in the name of deficit reduction, providing a potential road map for what lawmakers could recommend as part of the current effort to reduce federal spending by $1.2 trillion over 10 years.
More at http://www.navytimes.com/news/2011/10/military-veterans-benefits-programs-old-cuts-101211w/
 
Dec 2, 2000
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From The Navy Times:

McCain open to military health, retirement cuts
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WASHINGTON – The top Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee is recommending that a special committee searching for ways to slash the deficit consider some of President Barack Obama’s proposed changes to health and retirement benefits for the military.
More at http://www.navytimes.com/news/2011/10/ap-mccain-open-to-military-health-retirement-cuts-101411/

Comment: The veteren's groups are just going to love this!
 
Dec 2, 2000
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Dec 2, 2000
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Dec 2, 2000
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Dec 2, 2000
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From The Pacific Stars And Stripes:

Lawmakers open to changes in military benefits
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- The government's promise of lifetime health care for the military's men and women is suddenly a little less sacrosanct as Congress looks to slash trillion-dollar-plus deficits.
More at http://ap.stripes.com/dynamic/stories/U/US_DEFICIT_MILITARY_BENEFITS?SITE=DCSAS&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2011-10-22-09-25-29

Comment: This battle is going to be an ugly one no matter how it goes.