Obama Dangerously Squeezing Military

Scarborough, Rowan
April 2009
Human Events;4/6/2009, Vol. 65 Issue 13, p1
The author focuses on the budget strategy of U.S. President Barack Obama for defense spending. He notes that Obama is limiting the defense budget so that the services will incur more war costs in Iraq and Afghanistan in a bid to force them to forgo the acquisition of new planes, ships and vehicles. He adds that under the 2010 defense budget, fund for the two wars is $11 billion lower than in the 2009 budget. In the author's opinion, the government is exhausting the military to be able to accommodate domestic spending.


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