June 18, 2009

Funding IW

From Inside Defense:

June 17, 2009 -- Defense Secretary Robert Gates is considering options to reshape the military that could squeeze up to $75 billion from current budget plans to pay for new capabilities and units designed to deal with high-end asymmetric threats and irregular operations, according to Pentagon officials. Three previously unreported proposals -- prepared by David Ochmanek, deputy assistant secretary of defense for force development, and presented to Gates during a June 5 meeting on the Quadrennial Defense Review -- set forth low-, medium- and high-cost options for buying new capabilities and units over the next five years, these officials say.