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Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Obama demands 10% defense cuts

Budgets $55 billion less on military, $314 billion more on social projects

By Jerome R. Corsi

© 2009 WorldNetDaily

The Obama administration asked the military's Joint Chiefs of Staff to cut the Pentagon budget for fiscal year 2010 by $55 billion, more than 10 percent of last year's $512 billion defense budget.

The announcement came late Friday, following a meeting at the White House between President Obama and Admiral Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs, Gen. James Cartwright, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs, and Gen. Jim Jones, chairman of the National Security Council, according to a Fox News report.

The White House website appears to have no published notice of the Obama directive, nor was there any explanation from the White House how the proposed cuts might affect our military in the field in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The proposed cuts in the military budget come as the Obama administration's $825 billion economic stimulus plan goes to the Senate after passing the House last week without a single Republican vote.

 (Full story at WorldNetDaily)

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