Danzig: DOD Budget Should Hold Steady in Obama Administration

By Thomas Duffy / October 2, 2008 at 5:00 AM
Defense spending is unlikely to decline in the early years of a Barack Obama administration because existing-national security demands are "very severe" and "very important to our national well being," the Illinois senator's senior foreign policy adviser said today. The Bush administration is looking to add about $60 billion to its fiscal year 2010 defense-spending plan, bringing the total Pentagon baseline request close to $600 billion. Richard Danzig told reporters this morning he does not foresee the Pentagon's budget being...

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