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Pentagon looks for fat to trim

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.

Tags: Federal Drive , management , contracting , Pentagon , DoD , defense spending , Todd Harrison ,

Wednesday - 06/30/2010, 09:40am EDT

Analysis: Are more boots on the ground the answer in Afghanistan?

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.

Tags: Defense , Afghanistan , Andrew Krepinevich ,

Monday - 11/30/2009, 10:08am EST

The Cost of War

Tags: contract , Dakota Wood

Wednesday - 01/07/2009, 09:28am EST
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