Russian media said the U.S. plans to cut $ 90 billion five-year military spending (Figure)
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Song China Global Times special correspondent reports, according to Russia’s “view report” December 23, U.S. Defense News the evening of December 22 local time, citing unnamed sources as saying that the White House plan to cut from the 2012 military budget for the next five years, totaled $ 90 billion, of which $ 12.0 billion the year , after 4 years of 780 billion dollars. Instructions have been communicated to the Pentagon. Obama tried to ease the U.S. move is a severe financial situation.
anonymous U.S. Defense Department sources said the White House who has directed the Pentagon to reduce the financial future of 5-year military budget, totaling $ 90 billion. Proposal from 2012, when the reduction of $ 12 billion, after four years and then reduce the $ 78 billion expenditure. The reduction in military spending each year how the amount should be allocated, it is not clear. According to the White House Office of Management and Budget’s instructions, the U.S. Defense Department officials last week began as early as busy calculating how to cut the 2012 military budget, and start thinking about how to formulate 2013-2016 annual defense spending plans.
The source said that next year the Pentagon budget for 2012 submitted to the Congress a detailed spending plan, and must be better than the year 2011 a total of $ 678 billion in military expenditures declined by $ 12 billion. Some government officials even asked Obama a larger scale cuts in military spending, with Congress and the White House would try to find a way to get rid of one of the country’s current deep financial distress efforts are closely related. Previously the Pentagon has been successfully rejected the White House administrative management and budget of individual officials and then cut $ 10 billion request. U.S. federal departments to the White House Office of Management and Budget to submit annual budget expenditure deadline for applications December 23. Defense industry source said: “I do not think the Pentagon would be to challenge the Pentagon would rather spend less alone, would not this (cut spending plans) entrusted to someone else.”
the news the Pentagon in April 2011 to May will not be submitted prior to fiscal year 2012 budget request. The main reason is that Congress already provided before the end of March 2011 all countries must ensure that budgetary allocations to institutions and projects of 2010 levels, before the spring of next year, Congress may not approve the new defense spending appropriations bill. And the 2011 budget in which funds must be allocated, the number of actual funding, is still unknown. The White House will wait for the funding situation may become clear again after the Congress next year’s budget request, expected no earlier than May of next year.