The Pentagon, whose budget has nearly doubled in the past decade to $645.7 billion, may soon face new sequestration-related budget cuts of nearly $50 billion per year for the next ten years – atop an almost equal reduction program already underway. The new reductions kick in automatically in the event that Congress and the White House cannot strike a deficit-reduction bargain by the end of 2012.
To see what cuts are in store, for personnel and programs, click on today’s infographic. Then scan “What Do Others Say?” below to see our roundup of views on defense spending. Finally, join the discussion below: think this is appropriate belt-tightening strategy?