Gates Again

/ February 14, 2011 at 7:15 PM

Key point: Gates said $540 billion is the lowest DOD can go in FY-11, though it has requested more.

The House Appropriations defense subcommittee, meanwhile, has proposed an FY-11 defense bill that would grant DOD just $532 billion.

The comptroller, Robert Hale, has taken over now, laying out the broad-brush details.