U.S. defense budget for fiscal year 2010 be increased by 8% to $ 527 billion
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BEIJING, Feb. 5 (Xinhua) The U.S. Congress’s bipartisan government budget director 4 Members agreed that the substantial increase in defense spending trends are difficult to sustain, the Pentagon must take a responsible attitude and approach to expenditure. Members believe that the Pentagon can not just throw money without proper supervision to it. Defense Secretary Robert Gates responded that he was willing to join with lawmakers on how to cut defense spending projects.
Sing Tao Global Network, according to U.S. media reports quoted the U.S. Congress held its 4th opening of the new Congress and the administration took office after the first defense budget hearings. House Budget Committee Chairman, Democrat Spratt said that the eight years under Bush, including Iraq and Afghanistan wars, including the annual defense spending has nearly doubled this year’s defense budget since World War II After the highest. He said that this trend can not continue.
alleged that Obama intends to basic defense budget for fiscal year 2010 set at $ 527 billion level, this year’s defense budget of more than 8% higher, but lower than last year, the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff The White House submitted to the annual defense budget of the new draft of the amount of less than $ 50 billion.
Defense Secretary Robert Gates also felt the defense budget can not be a significant increase year after year. He agreed to join with members of Congress, to study how to cut defense spending projects, especially major weapons programs to consider spending cuts.
Congressional Research Service defense policy and budget expert Steven Daggett said Washington defense policy makers face a major budget problem is that “in order to cope with possible military challenge from China, Department of Defense should continue to invest heavily to buy expensive conventional major weapons systems. ”
October 2008, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said, absolutely no reason for China to become America’s strategic rival.