Loren Thompson, Contributor
I write about national security, especially its business dimensions.
9/13/2013 @ 1:40PM |11,123 views
Defense Cuts: Four Navy Programs To Watch Closely
Over the next several weeks, there will be a raft of news stories disclosing cuts to Pentagon weapons programs. The stories will begin with briefings by the military services to the defense secretary’s management team next week about their planned budget requests for fiscal 2015, and then continue into the fitful beginning of the 2014 fiscal year two weeks later. In both cases, the focus of stories will be on how the Pentagon proposes to cope with deficit-reduction provisions in the Budget Control Act.
What follows is a brief description of four Navy programs that all have been subject to rumors about budget cuts. If any of them actually are cut, warfighters are more likely to die in the future, and wars are less likely to be won.
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