The White House has ordered the Pentagon to squeeze almost all growth from its spending over the next five years, which will require eventually shrinking the Army and Marine Corps and seeking controversial increases in the fees paid by for retired, working-age veterans for their health insurance, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said Thursday.
Thursday, January 6, 2011
Cuts at the Pentagon
As I had hoped, the President is using all the heat over the budget as a cover to make cuts in military spending. We'll have to see if the self-proclaimed deficit hawks in the House go along: