The Hill confirmed yesterday what Armed Services Committee Republicans have been warning about for months: The cost of the first wave of Budget Control Act defense cuts is more expensive than anticipated.
As the Department of Defense begins to plan for sequestration next fiscal year, details are emerging about cuts already enacted by the Budget Control Act, with personnel, compensation and health care for retirees slated for the deepest cuts according to a recent Bloomberg story.
Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces
(2:00 pm – 2118 Rayburn – Open)
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Panel on Defense Financial Management and Audibility Reform
(8:00 am – 2212 Rayburn – Open)
Friday, November 18, 2011
"Going From Three Cops To Two Cops In A Pretty Rough Neighborhood": The Face of Cuts Already Enacted
Washington, DC - The top military officers from the four service branches told members of the House Armed Services Committee today that further defense cuts will dramatically weaken U.S.
"The Pentagon vs. the Welfare State"
By Robert Samuelson
(Excerpts from Stars and Stripes)
By Randy Forbes
In an op-ed published in the Wall Street Journal Friday, Chairman McKeon laid out the consequences of further defense cuts during a time of war and economic hardship.
As the congressional super committee deliberates, McKeon urges its members to focus on their mandate of to cut entitlement spending and not take one more penny out of defense.
This weekend, Army leaders used the Association of the United States Army’s annual meeting to warn against steep cuts to the Army that could excessively shrink the force, making it difficult to meet the demands of a complex and volatile strategic landscape.