Upcoming spending cuts are likely to end the custom of splitting DoD's budget pie evenly among the Air Force, Navy and Army - and it's the ground force that's most likely to wind up with a thinner slice.
The U.S. Army is likely to suffer some of the deepest cuts as the Pentagon seeks at least $450 billion in savings over the next decade, defense experts said. The 2013 budget is due to the White House on Dec. 9.
Even Washington's most veteran analysts are skittish about predicting the outcome of one of the most volatile budget cycles in memory.
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