Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Steep cuts proposed for military budget

The Defense Department on Monday proposed cutting the Army to its smallest size in 74 years, slashing a class of attack jets and rolling back personnel costs in an effort to adjust a department buoyed by a decade of war to an era of leaner budgets.

The five-year budget blueprint outlined by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel reflects a willingness by the Pentagon to make deep cuts to personnel strength to invest in technology and equipment as it eases off a war footing. 
Read the rest here.

A good start. But I don't imagine that the Obama Administration will be showing a similar appetite for attacking the welfare state.


Visibilium said...

I don't share your optimism. Even if Defense were totally cut from the budget, we'd still show a deficit.

Flambeaux said...

Well, they're not cutting the budget. They're cutting the manpower and planning to replace it with technology.

Still no adults to be found anywhere in our ruling class. *shrug*
A good reminder to put not our trust in princes.