Rumsfeld Seeks Cut in Military
Associated Press | December 14, 2005
WASHINGTON - Hampered by an increasingly combative relationship with Congress, the Pentagon is expected to seek savings from its payroll rather than making deep cuts in major weapons programs in its next long-range plan.
Yeah, that makes sense. If there is one thing our experience in Iraq has taught us, it's that the military has too many people on the ground, and not enough high tech gadgets in silos in Nebraska.
Officials said Rumsfeld is considering several options for cutting personnel costs, including:
- Eliminating 40,000 Air Force jobs over the next six years, including active duty, civilian and reserves.
- Cutting up to three National Guard brigades, each of which generally has about 3,500 troops.
- Scaling back plans to increase active Army forces.
Why does this guy still have a job?