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Congress to spend more on tanks than US military wants

The US Congress is poised to approve more funds for modernizing the US Army’s main battle tank despite objections from the military that it puts the Pentagon’s overall strategy in jeopardy. In its 2013 budget proposal, which begins in October, the Obama administration requested $74 million to upgrade the M1A2 Abrams tank, which originally was [...]
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World spends less on military: SIPRI

Industries / Military : Defence Talk (2 years ago)

The world spent less on weapons and military services in 2012 than the year before, the first annual drop since 1998, a Swedish think tank said on Monday. But despite the overall decrease, driven mainly by budget cuts in the Western... Read Post

Congress insists on spending $436MILLION for new tanks - but the Army DOESN'T even want them

News : The Coming Crisis (2 years ago)

Built to dominate the enemy in combat, the Army's hulking Abrams tank is proving equally hard to beat in a budget battle.Lawmakers from both parties have devoted nearly half a billion dollars in taxpayer money over the past two year... Read Post

Army Doesn’t Want Tanks, So Congress Spends $436m On Tanks

News : The Inquisitr - News (2 years ago)

The US Army doesn’t want tanks, but that hasn’t stopped Congress spending $436 million in two years on… yep, tanks! A bipartisan push to spend taxpayer money on more Abrams tanks has seen Congress approve orders worth almost half a ... Read Post

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