Pentagon slashes weapons programs to stay under debt deal

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The Biden administration struck a deal with congressional leaders last year to limit defense spending. And at the Pentagon, the knives are out։ writes Politico. 

The adjustments come as the Pentagon plans to submit a budget request next month that funds the department at just under $850 billion in fiscal 2025, according to two U.S. officials and a congressional aide who, like others quoted for this story, were granted anonymity to discuss the military’s blueprint. That total is DOD’s portion of the federal spending levels laid out in the debt limit agreement President Joe Biden signed into law last summer, which caps overall national defense spending at $895 billion for the coming fiscal year.

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