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Total Defense Budget Facing 31 Percent Cut

Created on January 30, 2015

Total Defense Budget Facing 31 Percent Cut

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Note: The 2016 figure is comprised of Budget Control Act levels of spending for the base budget and Defense Department estimates for Overseas Contingency Operations. Source: U.S. Department of Defense, National Defense Budget Estimates for FY 2015, April 2014, http://comptroller.defense.gov/Portals/45/Documents/defbudget/fy2015/FY15_Green_ Book.pdf (accessed January 16, 2015).

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Tags: defense, budget, entitlements, national-debt