New "Fiscal Hawks" in Congress and a Budgetary Sacred Cow: the Pentagon     Print Email

Here is a smart summary (by Dan Morgan) of the state of play as new "fiscal hawks" in Congress approach cutting into the sacred cow of the Pentagon budget.

Of course, any cuts the House proposes (including a just-passed end to the $1 billion+ alternative engine for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter)  will still have to be approved by the Senate and the President before they take effect. But this is a new breeze in Washington.