Big Scary Liberal
- Jan 8, 2010
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Pentagon looks for $100B in cost savings
To me, this seems to be the right way to cut the defense budget. While I don't fully agree with our current excursions in the middle east (one of them specifically), reducing troop readiness at this time would be a huge mistake.Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Monday he wants to trim some of the billions of dollars the Pentagon spends on weapons systems and contractor services, part of a Pentagon-wide effort to find $100 billion in savings in the next five years
Gates, who already plans to pare down the Pentagon's huge bureaucracy to save money, said that the Defense Department will focus on unnecessary spending by defense contractors that provide the military with everything from fighter jets to janitors.