WASHINGTON – Senior US Defense Department officials
are expected to present three budget-cutting scenarios to the defense
secretary when they wrap up a wide-ranging review of military strategy
at the end of this month, according to sources.
part of the Strategic Choices and Management Review (SCMR), are
preparing for a range of budget cuts – $100 billion, $300 billion and
$500 billion – sources said.
“If you’re really serious about the back office and you’re really
serious about bringing down the force structure, you don’t need to
terminate all the acquisition programs,” said Gordon Adams, an analyst
with the Stimson Center who oversaw defense budgets during the Clinton
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