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The president had requested a 23 billion dollar increase. But the Democratic plan would eliminate raises for most defense programs.
Within the defense budget, a debate has been developing for some time between funding the personnel-related areas and the equipment-related areas. We get details from Todd Harrison with the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Analysis.
Sec. Gates orders a top-to-bottom review to find at least $10 billion in annual savings.
When Congress passed the Tobacco bill, many federal and postal workers and retirees got short-changed because it moved so quickly. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says they have a fighting chance to recoup some of those losses in the pending Defense Authorization battle between the House and Senate.
Tags: defense spending , Pentagon , Department of Defense , Defense Department , Robert Gates , John Hamre , Andrew Krepinevich , CSIS , Center for Strategic & Budgetary Assessments , Center for Strategic & International Studies