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Gates’ budget-cutting ideas include using top contractors

After acknowledging insourcing wasn’t working, Defense Secretary Robert Gates this week came up with roughly 20 initiatives to cut $100 billion from the Pentagon’s budget. The moves are aimed at reining in the ballooning cost of weapons systems, as well as the cost of replacing military ships and planes. The Pentagon will set goals for… Continue Reading Gates’ budget-cutting ideas include using top contractors

Gates agrees to repeal gay ban

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Defense Secretary Robert Gates on Tuesday gave lukewarm support to a new White House-backed plan for a vote in Congress to immediately repeal the law that bans gays from serving openly in the military. Even though the plan would let Gates decide when to implement repeal of the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, he has… Continue Reading Gates agrees to repeal gay ban

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