This is good…

…but it seems like a lot of trade-offs rather than any real measure to slash the slush-fund that is our defense budget.The point is, though, that under Gates at least we see a move toward reigning in the spending.  Sometimes you need to take baby steps in order to achieve great things.

In a press briefing this afternoon, Gates insisted that these changes were driven not by budget restraints or by directives from outside the Defense Department but, rather, by his own sense of a need to “rebalance” the Pentagon’s programs—”to institutionalize and enhance our capabilities to fight the wars we are in today and the scenarios we are most likely to face in the years ahead.”

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