The Pentagon's Phony Budget War


| 3/11/2014 11:07:00 AM


Tags: Pentagon, Department of Defense, U.S. Military, Federal Budget, TomDispatch, Mattea Kramer.,

 

The DoD cuts that didn't actually happen. 

This article originally appeared at TomDispatch.

Washington is pushing the panic button, claiming austerity is hollowing out our armed forces and our national security is at risk. That was the message Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel delivered last week when he announced that the Army would shrink to levels not seen since before World War II. Headlines about this crisis followed in papers like the New York Times and members of Congress issued statements swearing that they would never allow our security to be held hostage to the budget-cutting process.