Pentagon Tells Services to Cut $8 Billion in 2007, Prepare for More

By Jason Sherman / October 21, 2005 at 5:00 AM
The Pentagon has told the services to slash $8 billion from their fiscal year 2007 budgets and warned them that even larger cuts may be coming soon, as bills from the White House are handed down and Quadrennial Defense Review recommendations take shape, according to Defense Department officials. In an Oct. 19 memo to the services and defense agencies, acting Deputy Defense Secretary Gordon England said the cuts would be the service's last chance to influence what programs in their...

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