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April 6th, 2009

Gates Proposes Weapon Cuts

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Written by: The Iowa Republican

Two F-22 Raptor aircraft are shown in this April 2, 2007, file image provided by the U.S. Air Force. (AP Photo)Defense Secretary Robert Gates on Monday recommended a broad range of budgetary cuts to high-tech weapons programs, including production of the F-22 fighter jet.

In a move that won mixed reviews from lawmakers on Capitol Hill, Gates said his $534 billion budget proposal represents a “fundamental overhaul” in defense acquisition and reflects a shift in priorities from fighting conventional wars to the newer threats U.S. forces face from insurgents in places such as Afghanistan. To read more click here.

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