Gates: Pentagon Must Do Its Part in Deficit Reduction
Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Thursday that he'd cut $78 billion from the Pentagon's budget in the coming five years by shrinking the military ground force, raising health care premiums for troops and some other politically unpopular cost-saving measures. ""We are not exempt from scrutiny and being asked to figure out what we are doing with less dollars," he said at a news conference, according to The Associated Press. Gates sat down with Jim Lehrer