Too Much Military R&D?
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES
President Bush recently committed himself controlling federal spending, which suggests dollars will be cut from a wide spectrum of programs. Although we are clearly still at war, the Pentagon's current research and development efforts do not ameliorate today's challenges in Iraq, so slicing some of those funds may be appropriate, and particularly so if the basis for those outlays is misplaced.
The Defense Department budget for R&D (and testing/evaluation) rose $23 billion over 2001-2004, the almost 60 percent growth rate doubling that for military compensation and almost tripling the procurement figures. The estimated $64.3 billion for 2004 is scheduled to increase another $5 this year, the goal being "to …
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Publication information: Article title: Too Much Military R&D?. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Washington Times (Washington, DC). Publication date: December 26, 2004. Page number: B05. © 2009 The Washington Times LLC. COPYRIGHT 2004 Gale Group.
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