Pentagon Spending Cuts: Dangerous Or Just Overdue?

By: AP
By: AP

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Debate over Pentagon spending cuts is heating up as a bipartisan congressional panel tries to come up with a plan to cut the federal deficit.

The Pentagon says that if Congress' so-called supercommittee fails to meet a Nov. 23 deadline for a debt plan, it will trigger spending cuts that would endanger national security, invite aggression and devastate Defense Department operations.

Although the Pentagon has outside support for that view, there also are plenty of critics. Some say that the Pentagon is exaggerating and cuts are overdue for a budget that has doubled over the past decade.


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  • by RICO Location: SPRINGS on Nov 16, 2011 at 02:12 PM
    I hear ya, AC. I'm not sure that the "suits" realize that a portion of the "Pentagon cuts" that will occur have little to do with fighter jets, and more to do with the bloated GS workforce...keep your heads down! Here it comes!
  • by Anonymous on Nov 16, 2011 at 12:16 PM
    You mean that now we won't be as safe as we were on 9/11?
  • by Arctic Warrior Location: Colorado Springs on Nov 16, 2011 at 09:30 AM
    Eliminate some of the people in GS-11 to GS-13 positions who sit around all day doing on-line crossword puzzles while at work.
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