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  • Tougher Budget, So Batten Hatches

    05/08/2010 11:26:25 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 6 replies · 581+ views
    DoD Buzz ^ | 5/7/2010 | Colin Clark
    Tomorrow’s speech by Defense Secretary Robert Gates at the Eisenhower Library will mark another milestone in his continuing effort to remake the U.S. military, this time with a renewed emphasis on how tight money is and how Congress must stop ruining the Pentagon’s best laid plans by inserting unwanted funding. One of the biggest burdens Congress places on the Pentagon budget is the pay raise they insist on giving troops every year, along with benefits increases. He’ll also press the four services and the rest of the Pentagon to tighten up their own management. When Gates told the Navy that...