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James Mattis pressed on Pentagon budget cuts

Nov 20, 2018 - The Washington Times

U.S. military services on Monday began a process few expected under President Trump: finding programs they're willing to sacrifice in the face of looming multibillion-dollar budget cuts demanded by the White House.

Each of the military's five branches delivered their first preliminary spending plans for fiscal year 2020 to Defense Department officials on Monday. While the documents are fluid, they represent the Pentagon's first stab at finding ways to pare its budget from this year's origi...