Inflation might hit Army less than other services due to higher share of personnel costs

By Ethan Sterenfeld / February 14, 2022 at 2:22 PM
Allocating a greater share of its budget to personnel than the other military services might lessen the blow that rapid inflation deals to the Army's bottom line this year, according to a researcher at the Institute for Defense Analyses. “The Army has a larger proportion of its total costs in personnel, and so that gives them a little bit of a cushion in terms of topline,” David Tate, who has studied the effects of inflation on Pentagon budgets, told Inside...

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