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Pentagon budget cuts weapons, troops in 2013
Posted By -NO AUTHOR- On 02/13/2012 @ 2:42 pm In Front Page,Politics,U.S. | No Comments
(WASHINGTON TIMES) — The Pentagon is not cutting just manpower to reach deficit-reduction targets: Its 2013 budget released Monday shows the military will spend less on new weapons after two grueling wars.
The procurement line in the $525 billion spending plan calls for $108 billion next year to buy big and small weapon systems such as guns, ships and jet fighters, down nearly 30 percent from 2011.
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