That should put some context into this report.
The Obama administration has asked the military's Joint Chiefs of Staff to cut the Pentagon's budget request for the fiscal year 2010 by more than 10 percent -- about $55 billion -- a senior U.S. defense official tells FOX News.
Last year's defense budget was $512 billion. Service chiefs and planners will be spending the weekend "burning the midnight oil" looking at ways to cut the budget -- looking especially at weapons programs, the defense official said.
Some overall budget figures are expected to be announced Monday.
Of course, the real context is that these defense budget cuts come at exactly the same time that he is proposing to spend nearly $1 trillion on "stimulus". The eduction budget will be infused with about $66 billion from the stimulus. HHS will get an extra $30 billion from this stimulus. The list goes on and on. Just about every government agency will get more money. Every part of the government except defense.
So, at the exact time that we are fighting two theaters in a much larger war, our President sees fit to try and cut ten percent from our defense budget. This comes at the exact same time he wants to increase government spending just about every where else. If ever there was an action that showed just how anti military someone is, this is it.