September 28th, 2010
01:06 PM ET
4 years ago

Senators grill defense officials on proposed spending cuts

Washington (CNN) – Some U.S. senators expressed frustration Tuesday with what they called a lack of information from the Defense Department on plans to hold down military spending by closing the Joint Forces Command in Virginia and other steps.

At a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on the proposed spending reductions, top defense and military officials said the plan is intended to eliminate unnecessary overhead costs and shift those savings to America's fighting forces.

The proposal announced last month by Defense Secretary Robert Gates aimed to hold the growth of the $530 billion Defense Department budget to 1 percent next year.

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  1. stormerF

    Stupid politicans,when the Defense Department wants to hold down spending they have to explain it? This is prime example of why we need to throw out the incumbants,and stop all politicans from retiring on the Tax Payers Dime.

    September 28, 2010 06:36 pm at 6:36 pm |