Friday, February 27, 2009

*****Obama’s Defense Budget Outline Spending Continues To Grow

President Obama's budget outline thus requests $664 billion in total Pentagon and war funding for fiscal year 2010. This figure does not include funding for nuclear weapons or miscellaneous non-DOD defense costs, which were approximately $23 billion in FY 2009.

"It looks like the pattern of overall growth in Pentagon spending will continue in President Obama's first budget," said Travis Sharp, military policy analyst at the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation. "The annual growth rate, however, appears to be lower than was typical during the Bush years."