Pentagon Budget To Shrink For First Time Since 1998

Posted by | January 26, 2012 15:28 | Filed under: Top Stories

Pentagon spending will decrease $487 billion over ten years.

…the cuts are part of a broader effort by the Pentagon to decrease its projected spending by $487 billion over the next 10 years, in accordance with a deficit-reduction deal President Obama reached with Congress in August.

The budget is also an attempt to realign the Pentagon’s accounts with Obama’s new military strategy, which he unveiled this month and which seeks to “rebalance” the armed forces toward Asia while maintaining their presence in the Middle East, principally to deter Iran.

Under the proposal, the military will spend more on unmanned vehicles and Special Operations Forces that require a relatively small footprint, while shrinking the size of the ground forces that it had relied on to fight land wars and counterinsurgency missions in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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