Meifang Zhang proposed abolition of the Joint Forces Command to save money
Data Figure: U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates
WASHINGTON, Aug. 9 (Xinhua reporter Wang Fengfeng) U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Sunday, he suggested the abolition of the U.S. Joint Forces Command, to save defense spending. He also suggested that each of the next three years 10% reduction in defense spending for contractors.
Gates held a news conference at the Pentagon that day, announced a series of measures to save defense spending. He said the U.S. Joint Forces Command is a joint training, discipline and action arbitration and support, but it also means a department of the extra layer of bureaucracy. He estimated that the abolition of this command takes about a year.
Gates said about any of the Joint Forces Command’s Joint Forces Command 雷奥迪尔诺 support the abolition of the decision. Aodiernuo On assuming office, the task is the abolition of this command, the task, once completed, he will have another appointment.
In addition, Gates said the Defense Department over the next three years 10% reduction in annual defense spending for the contractor, the contractor after the expiration of the contract, the Defense Department will no longer automatically look for new replace them. Gates also called for senior civilian and military Defense Department to freeze the number of officers, for the next two years to cut at least 50 general-level military positions and 150 senior civilian positions.
Gates in June ordered the Department of Defense and the armed forces reductions in unnecessary spending in order to save the next five years, over $ 100 billion. 9, he announced plans to cut spending is the order of the specific means of implementation. Gates said the Defense Department plan is not to reduce the most critical items, but save on unnecessary expenses, the limited funds for military restructuring and modernization up.
Joint Forces Command in Virginia, Rod Snow, has about 5,000 employees, annual wages alone would cost about a $ 200 million. The Command is not responsible for war planning and command, but organizes joint training or joint training for the U.S. military’s global humanitarian missions and disaster relief missions such as training of military forces. The command was originally built in 1993, renamed in 1999 by Atlantic Command Joint Forces Command.
United States is the world’s countries with the highest military expenditure. In Iraq and Afghanistan does not count under the premise of spending, the U.S. defense budget for the current fiscal year to reach $ 535 billion. The U.S. government submitted to Congress the next fiscal year to reach $ 549 billion defense budget.