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Yes, but will it work?
Given the cuts made across the board in the proposed FY 2011 budget, Defense could easily have been considered low hanging fruit. So the biggest surprise may be no surprise at all, according to one analyst.
The Defense Department has just released the Quadrennial Defense Review. It calls for heavy investments in new technology, long-range strike aircraft and additional unmanned air and underwater vehicles.
Todd Harrison, a senior fellow for budget studies at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, discusses how much the budget uncertainties will impact DoD.
Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates is seriously considering whether to ask for Tricare fee increases in next year's budget. We get details from Todd Harrison at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments.
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. Todd Harrison with the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments has suggestions for starting points.
President Barack Obama has a full plate of important issues this week. The big one is seen as his announcement at West Point tomorrow of a new policy on Afghanistan, expected to include more troops.