Budget Battles

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From The Navy Times:

McCain eyes barring retirees from Tricare Prime
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The congressional panel tasked with making deficit-reduction decisions is facing sharply conflicting views on whether military retirement and health benefits should be put on the chopping block.
More at http://www.navytimes.com/news/2011/10/military-mcc ain-eyes-barring-retirees-from-tricare-prime-10251 1/

Comment: If anybody is wondering why more vets see Senator McCain as Public Enemy Number One, read this! (I don't see it that way. I don't like the proposal but it's either get the budget and the debt under control and get something, or let things go wild and get nothing.)
 
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From SignOnSanDiego:

Admiral says Pacific forces may dodge cuts
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United States forces in the Pacific may largely dodge the $400 billion budget cuts coming at the Pentagon thanks to $1.2 trillion in annual U.S. trade at stake in the South China Sea alone, and the challenge of China’s growing military might.
More at http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/2011/oct/24/adm iral-says-us-pacific-forces-may-dodge-budget-cu/

Comment: With the George Washington a possible near future casualty, I hope Admiral Willard doesn't get too cozy with this idea.
 
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Dec 2, 2000
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From The Navy Times:

Navy avoids most of Pentagon’s latest cuts
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The U.S. fleet keeps its 11 aircraft carriers as well as its 10 air wings. About a third of the fleet of 22 cruisers – seven ships – will be decommissioned early. A number of shipbuilding programs or hulls will be pushed back, but not – apparently – killed. And there was no mention of reductions in any Navy aviation program.

All in all, as expected, no Navy program suffered a severe blow from the Pentagon’s 2013 budget-cutting ax.
More HERE
 
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