The polls show the American people hope that the U.S. defense budget dropped significantly
According to foreign reports, the recently announced a new survey shows that the American public wants the defense budget down by $ 127 billion.
survey shows that Americans believe that the 27% reduction in nuclear weapons spending, cancel the Pentagon’s biggest weapons programs, the F-35 fighter, and give up the new aircraft carriers and long-range bomber program.
Overall, respondents believed that a reasonable level of 2013 U.S. defense budget should be $ 435 billion, compared with 2012 level of about $ 127 billion.
survey results released a few hours before the U.S. House Armed Services Committee passed a defense policy bill authorizing $ 554 billion in fiscal year 2013 defense spending, and $ 88.5 billion overseas spending on war.
the bill is meant to set a national defense policy, and no resources were allocated. Under the Act, the Pentagon’s 2013 spending than his application of nearly $ 4 billion.
order to reduce the budget deficit, U.S. Defense Secretary Panetta proposal to reduce the expenditure of $ 5 billion, and the bill will be offset by which the lion. (BEIJING, May 12)