More on DoD Cuts (Updated)

Secretary of Defense Robert Gates is scheduled to brief Congress tomorrow (Thursday) concerning his efforts to find $100 billion in savings over five years from overhead and unnecessary programs. A press conference following his briefing is anticipated. Some of the latest news and opinion items follow:

Contractors Brace for Cuts as Gates Readies Budget Axe - Wall Street Journal

Gates Expected to Announce Budget Details, Cuts - ExecutiveGov

The Final Gates Defense-Budget Showdown Begins - Wired

Gates Hopes to Preempt Congress on Budget - Politico

Pentagon Poised to Cancel Marine Landing Craft - New York Times

Gates Wants to Drop $14 Billion EFV Program - Washington Post

Stealth Jet Delay Could Screw Marine Corps - Wired

Gates Aims to Shift Pentagon Spending, Avoid Cuts - Associated Press

Gates Moves to Preempt U.S. Defense Budget Cuts - Agence France-Press

Pentagon Cuts to Reflect Gates, White House Tussle - Reuters

Protecting Irregular Capacity Under Constrained Funding - Global Security Monitor

How to Cut $1 Trillion from the Pentagon - CNN News

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