Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Make Your Own Budget Strategy For The U.S. Military

An aerobatic team flies over a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster during the Dubai Air Show 2011 Airport Expo in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Nov. 13, 2011. This year the static displays from the United States will be the B-1B Lancer, C-17 Globemaster, C-130 Hercules, E2-C Hawkeye, F-15C Eagle, F-16 Fighting Falcon, F-18 Hornet, MH-60R Seahawk, and V-22 Osprey. The event demonstrates a shared commitment both to regional security and to developing our key relationships throughout Southwest Asia. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Reynaldo Ramon

The Future Military: Your Budget Strategy -- New York Times

The Pentagon has committed to $450 billion in reduced spending over the next 10 years, but may have to come up with a total of $1 trillion in cuts if Congress follows through with deeper reductions. Make your own plan to reduce the budget by choosing some of the most common, interesting or provocative cuts that have been proposed by various parties.

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My Comment
: An interesting exercise that reveals what defense budget planners are faced with when deciding what to cut and what to keep in the U.S. military budget.

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