Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates on Thursday announced proposals to cut $78 billion in the Pentagon's spending over the next five years. That's unusual news for a department that's seen rapidly increasing budgets for the past decade, and may meet with public resistance.
Peyton M. Craighill
| January 7, 2011; 2:39 PM ET |
Categories: Federal Budget Deficit, Post Polls | Tags: Post-ABC, Washington Post-ABC News, defense, deficit, economy, polls
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