Colo. Likely To Be Spared From Worst Defense Cuts

By: AP
By: AP

DENVER (AP) -- Colorado will probably be spared from the worst Defense Department budget cuts in the post-Iraq, post Afghanistan era because of the bustling military space operations in Colorado Springs and the Denver area.

The outlook for Fort Carson is less clear. The Pentagon plans to shrink the Army by about 80,000 soldiers, down to a total of 490,000. The Army hasn't identified most of the locations that will lose soldiers.

The Pentagon announced last month it will slow the growth of defense spending, shrink the Army and Marines and shift its focus to cyberspace, Asia and the Mideast.

Details that have been made public suggest that three major commands in Colorado will survive, along with squadrons of fighter jets and cargo planes. Some Colorado units will probably take on additional roles.


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  • by Seriously? on Feb 13, 2012 at 02:33 PM
    We will then be given MORE work, with no pay increases - makes sense to me...whatever!!
  • by Seriously? on Feb 13, 2012 at 02:33 PM
    We will then be given MORE work, with no pay increases - makes sense to me...whatever!!
  • by Anonymous on Feb 13, 2012 at 01:06 PM
    I'm guessing that the borders will be the excuse for the "suicide bombers" suddenly appearing within the US. They have had 10 years to do it but it's not going to happen until our government is ready for continued false flag attacks. Nothing happens by accident or coincidence.
  • by Nath Location: Colo Spgs on Feb 13, 2012 at 12:54 PM
    We need the troops on our border more than somewhere overseas. We are being invaded with questionable people from high risk countries and Homeland Security, along with the Interior, and State departments are making it easier for them to get in. http://www.theblaze.com/stories/insurgency-in-america-former-border-agent-details-national-security-threats-spilling-into-the-u-s/
  • by Anonymous on Feb 13, 2012 at 12:44 PM
    yeah, right...that's because there's little left to actually cut....
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