Budget Cuts Actually Represent a Net Boost for New Equipment

Merklinghaus, Dennis-P.
February 2011
Military Technology;2011, Vol. 35 Issue 2, p4
The article focuses on the announcement of U.S. Defence Secretary Robert M. Gates that the Pentagon will cut projected spending by 78 billion dollars in the next five years and shrink the size of the U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps (USMC). It cites the cancellation of the procurement of the USMC, the 15 billion dollars Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle (EFV) programme. It notes that the budget cuts would allow the military to reallocate 70 billion dollars into other weapons systems and projects.


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