Whoever wins in November will have to face pressures to trim defense, despite Iraq and Afghanistan
The next man to fly on Marine One will herald pain for defense procurement, with high-profile programs such as the Army’s Future Combat Systems (FCS) and some missile defense system elements marked as possible targets. But rather than wholesale upheaval, changes to the Pentagon’s budget, force structure and military capabilities are likely to come in measured amounts as the U.S. faces wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as continuing counter-terrorism efforts around the world and at ...
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