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Columbia Missourian

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Pentagon should have to cut its spending, too

By William Connor
January 30, 2012 | 6:00 a.m. CST

At a time when budgets are tight, and programs and services in our community are being cut back, the Pentagon budget keeps getting bigger. The Secretary of Defense announced on Jan. 26 that he plans to slow the rate of growth for the Pentagon budget.

Over the last decade, the Pentagon budget has grown by 100 percent. Some of that growth was to pay for the wars, but a lot of it went right into the Pentagon budget. Right now, we are all having to cut back. The Pentagon should have to as well.

William Connor is a resident of Tebbetts.