Pentagon spending billions to fight USSR 2.0


Jun 3, 2003
Pentagon spending billions to fight USSR 2.0
Tallahassee Democrat |
"Lawmakers are making only modest changes in the Pentagon's plans to spend well over $1 trillion in the next decade on an arsenal of futuristic planes, ships and weapons with little direct connection to the Iraq war or the global war on terrorism... Tens of billions more out of a proposed $76 billion hardware account will go for big-ticket weapons systems to combat some as-yet-unknown adversary comparable to the former Soviet Union... The defense budget before Congress looks far different from the one Rumsfeld envisioned when he first came to office... After the terrorist attacks, the Pentagon continued to move ahead with 'essentially all of the major acquisitions included in the Clinton administration defense plan,' according to a recent report of the nonpartisan Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments."

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