Military faces budget cuts, but…

$485 billion in military budget cuts have been proposed. Lots of details about weapons, etc., but if you want to get the gist of philosophy behind the cuts:

After 11 years of significant budget increases, the Pentagon started to outline on Thursday measures to restrain the growth in its spending, including lower pay increases and higher health insurance premiums for the serving military, base closures and the scrapping of some smaller weapons programmes.

Money will be taken from the grunts, but not from the elites who profit from the military:
Defence contractors appeared to have escaped relatively unscathed.
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