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House GOP Warns Against More Defense Cuts

Monday, 03 Oct 2011 03:56 PM

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House Republicans are making clear their opposition to further cuts in defense spending. Such moves would force the military to lose its technical edge, weaken the manufacturing sector, and force a return to the draft, they say, according to The Hill.

A recent House Armed Services Committee Republican staff report maintains that cuts exceeding the $350 billion agreed upon as part of the August debt ceiling bill would force Pentagon officials to shrink the military to pre-9/11 levels. Such cuts would also put big-time weapons programs “at risk” of termination or major reductions.

In particular, Republican members of Congress are worried about the threat to Defense Department plans to buy more than 4,000 F-35 fighters for the Air Force, Navy, and Marines.



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