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American sequestration: Pentagon and State Department shrink

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10 April The White House sent to the Congress a draft budget for the 2014 fiscal year (such as the United States begins on October 1). No matter how hard it is to recognize liberals and democrats of all stripes and shades who worship the Statue of Liberty, in Washington from now on they will take into account the sequestration - compulsory cuts in government spending. The upcoming minus is 85 billion dollars. As for military expenditures (they cannot be called defense), the Pentagon’s draft budget for the 2014 year is estimated at 526,6 billion. There is also unverified information that the US Department of Defense will request 9,16 billion dollars for missile defense programs. This is about 0,55 billion less than in the 2013 year.


American sequestration: Pentagon and State Department shrink


This fiscal year, the Pentagon will cut its 41 billion-dollar programs. Sequestration already hitfor example, in an elite unit aviation US Navy Blue Angels, which in the coming months will not participate in holiday demonstration flights and international air shows.

Looking at such terrible things, Defense Minister Chuck Hagel went to the National University of Defense and delivered the first program report in his high position. Like his predecessor, Leon Panetta, he declared the devastating effects of budget cuts. According to him, sequestration is already having a devastating effect on the readiness of the US military.

Hagel reminded about reducing the defense budget by 487 billion dollars over ten years. As the Minister stressed, the combination of budgetary problems and a stalled political process led to sharper and deeper cuts than was previously thought. In connection with the sequestration, the Pentagon is forced to cut spending on 41 billion dollars in the current fiscal year and another on 500 billion dollars over the next ten years.

Many reductions have already been realized, for example, in terms of official visits and the cost of maintaining military facilities. Suspended, according to Hagel, the process of hiring new employees. "Nevertheless, we will have to do even more," - said the head of the Pentagon. He mentioned sending employees on unpaid leave. Abbreviations can also seriously affect the process of training military personnel. Chuck Hagel warned that this development would be costly in the future when recovering positions.

6 April it became known that because of the sequestration, the large tactical exercises "Northern Land" would not take place. They usually took place in Alaska once every two years. They were attended by soldiers of all types of troops, the Coast Guard and the National Guard. According to the Alaska Command, the decision to cancel the exercises planned for 17-28 in June was made because of the sequestration.

These exercises "remain an extremely important part" of the overall strategy of ensuring US interests in the APR and will be continued when budget problems can be solved, заявило command in alaska.

Not only these teachings were canceled. Earlier, the Pentagon also canceled the annual exercise of the US Air Force Red Flag, which was to be held in the most northern American state in April. The reason is the same - sequestration. No money.

Georgiy Lazarev (Gazeta.ru) clarifies that the total Pentagon budget will be reduced by 9%. “A sequestration creates confusion, but I would not characterize it as a catastrophe,” says Todd Harrison, head of the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Evaluations.

According to experts, there are several large programs that can be reduced and delayed. However, according to US law, it is not the Pentagon officials who will determine the curtailed programs, but the legislators. However, as noted by the same experts, the Pentagon does not have a clear plan for budget cuts: instead of closing down any specific programs, almost all defense initiatives are waiting for a preliminary cut in allocations.

The Pentagon will stop servicing the eleven ships that are based at Norfolk Naval Base. Then, four aircraft carriers will be withdrawn from the US Navy: Eisenhower, Ronald Reagan, Roosevelt, and John Stennis. All of them will be mothballed. Air companies based on these aircraft carriers will also fall under the knife of the sequester. The Navy's budget is waiting for a $ X billion cutback in 1,2, which puts at risk the construction of two new destroyers of the Arly Burke type (DDG-51) and plans to build a new atomic-carrying cruiser.

The budget savings plan implies that the number of ground forces will be reduced by 100 thousand people within five years. - Up to 490 thousand people. Marine Corps will be reduced by 20 thousand, military personnel - to 182 thousand

Natalia Zhuravleva ("Sight") indicates that in the short term, budget sequestration will force the United States to limit its presence in the world. Half the cuts accounted for precisely military spending. As the magazine "Forbes", the army will be reduced to the level of the period of the Second World War - from 45 brigades to 32. At the disposal of the Navy will be as many ships as it was in 1915 year, that is, 230. Also, the Navy will stop the work on the overhaul of two aircraft carriers and postpone construction or cancel orders for some of the most necessary and modern combat ships.

The air force will postpone the overhaul of combat vehicles, some of which, one might say, are falling apart before our eyes. Under the sequester pleases and the notorious F-35 "Joint Strike Fighter". The project will also be “cut down” by a new strategic bomber.

Will get and the main conductor in the world of liberal-democratic ideas-the State Department. He writes N. Zhuravleva, will have to reduce the cost of 2,6 billion dollars. The means to stabilize the post-war situation in Mali are also in question.

The budget of the FBI "bite" 550 million dollars. “We are preparing for the possible dispatch of people on unpaid leave,” said FBI Director Robert Muller, recalling that 60% of the bureau's budget comes from employee pay.

And some more trivia: a) in the US, 398 national parks will be fully or partially closed; b) funding for research and research programs will be reduced; c) “exclusively for budget reasons” more than 2,2 thousand migrants convicted of criminal offenses were released from US prisons.

What can I say, if the Americans have no money even for the trials of terrorists - and, as they say, “with a reputation”.

The trial of Suleiman Abu Gheit, one of the leaders of Al-Qaida and the son-in-law of the late bin Laden, will begin in New York only on January 7 of 2014 of the year. Such a decision through "I do not want" accepted the federal judge Lewis Kaplan. He planned to begin the process in September of this year, but Abu Gate’s lawyers said they would not have time to prepare for this deadline. Blame again sequestration.

“By the beginning of autumn, all state-appointed lawyers in federal affairs will have to go on vacation for five and a half weeks. Therefore, it will be very difficult for the defense to prepare for September, ”said Martin Cohen, one of the lawyers for the defendant.

The judge called it shocking that because of the forced budget cuts, the trial of Al-Qaida’s leader will be delayed. According to the investigation, 47-year-old Abu Gate was directly involved in the organization of the September 11 2001 attacks.

2014 is still far away. One fiscal year in the United States is replaced by another. Who can guarantee that, in connection with the new sequestration, Comrade Abu Gate will not be released, like those 2200 pardoned criminal migrants who are already walking around Washington and Chicago?

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  1. Vanek
    Vanek April 11 2013 08: 27 New
    +8
    American sequestration: Pentagon and the State Department cringe

    CAPTURING.
    1. Sirocco
      Sirocco April 11 2013 09: 25 New
      10
      I suspect that all this COMBINATION is most likely like a regrouping of forces. Or I’ll say it like a lizard, throws off its tail in order to survive. Losing less will save more. How would we not miss this trick of them. You can’t relax, otherwise they’ll eat it up. The United States is now like a wounded wild boar that pretended to be dead, But ears and a scruff stand on end And they betray their intentions. Although the Blue Eagles Air Group is respected by the handsome. Sorry for them sincerely.
      1. Geisenberg
        Geisenberg April 11 2013 11: 05 New
        +4
        Quote: Sirocco
        I suspect that all this COMBINATION is most likely like a regrouping of forces.


        More like castration. That is, the body as a whole looks flowing as before and feels pretty well, it only loses its only useful function, in the finale it starts to squeak with falsetto instead of a confident baritone and pretty fat.

        something like hi
        1. 755962
          755962 April 11 2013 12: 21 New
          +4
          Bread and circuses - the last days of the American Empire
          America runs out of money borrowed from the Fed’s “quantitative easing” games for children and grandchildren of its needy citizens. No one can live forever on promises. Equity markets and banks will soon release the hot air of virtual money that supports them, interest rates will begin to return to normal levels, and the government will first deprive its war machine and bribe programs abroad, and then the recipients of their social payments. Like the ancient Romans, the sunset of the American army will begin, along with social security from the cradle to the tomb. And American citizens are likely to see a change ... more change than they thought was in their president’s mind. Food coupons will be cut, and huge salaries will leave professional sports. When this financial wave reaches a peak and begins to decline, America will no longer be an empire. She will have everything that she can manage just by doing her own business.

          http://mixednews.ru/archives/34301
      2. Tartary
        Tartary April 11 2013 12: 59 New
        +1
        Quote: Sirocco
        I suspect that all this COMBINATION is most likely like a regrouping of forces. Or I’ll say it like a lizard, throws off its tail in order to survive. Losing less will save more. How would we not miss this trick of them. You can’t relax, otherwise they’ll eat it up. The United States is now like a wounded wild boar that pretended to be dead, But ears and a scruff stand on end And they betray their intentions.


        I also think .........
      3. Suhov
        Suhov April 11 2013 13: 24 New
        +1
        Quote: Sirocco
        I suspect that all this COMBINATION is most likely like a regrouping of forces. Or I’ll say it like a lizard, throws off its tail in order to survive.

        they can forgive your debts to everyoneto whom they owe anything ...
    2. Joker
      Joker April 11 2013 15: 21 New
      +2
      It is too early to rejoice. If the US gets somewhere, but they do, they will spit on all the cuts and start typing greens to the fullest. All this is so eye catching. They will say, sorry, we need money for a war against world evil and will quietly print. Until mass unrest begins in the United States, there is no reason to rejoice, but oh, how soon it will be, so it’s better to focus your forces on your development than to wait for the United States and other geistrans to collapse.
      1. 755962
        755962 April 11 2013 17: 01 New
        +2
        And here’s the “main caliber” of the shout of shit of democracy ...
        U.S. Reduces Broadcast Broadcasting Costs


        The U.S. plans to cut back on television and radio outreach in fiscal 2014. This is provided for in the draft federal budget for the next fiscal year, beginning October 1 of the current, in terms of appropriations for the activities of the US State Department and the International Development Agency, which is part of its structure.

        The government on Wednesday, April 10, submitted this document to the US Congress, ITAR-TASS reports.

        http://www.newsru.com/world/11apr2013/propaganda.html
    3. de klermon
      de klermon April 11 2013 23: 46 New
      +1
      "According to Forbes magazine, the army will be reduced to the level of the Second World War period - from 45 brigades to 32. The Navy will have as many ships as it was in 1915, that is, 230." - squeezed to the level of World War II! .. no Not bad "squeezed"! Or maybe we, too, to the level of the Great Patriotic War, "squeeze"? !! It’s a pity, only here the strength of the “biting” may not be enough!
  2. Vanek
    Vanek April 11 2013 08: 27 New
    0
    American sequestration: Pentagon and the State Department cringe

    CAPTURING.
  3. svp67
    svp67 April 11 2013 08: 42 New
    +3
    Well, all that’s left is to repeat after Ilyich- "Comrades" are on the right track. "
    1. evgenii67
      evgenii67 April 11 2013 10: 12 New
      +5
      Hello everyone! The news certainly cheers you up, but aren't we happy early? It seems that the topics already were that they were going to purchase new equipment under the PLAN (in terms of volume more than our purchases, and the pace is several times higher), as well as multi-billion dollars. support of the same Israel, etc. In any case, taking into account their reduction + cut and our build-up, but also + cut unfortunately .... in general, in order to drive America into the coffin, the world needs to slowly abandon $.
      1. Papakiko
        Papakiko April 11 2013 10: 55 New
        +1
        Quote: evgenii67
        but is it too early to rejoice

        So you can’t see the red day on the calendar.
        On the streets of mass processions with balloons, flags, banners and children on their shoulders. to the music of orchestras and the roar of fireworks not to be seen.
        Exclusively only here "exclamations".
        "Reptile" is not going to die, and it will not be.
        Yes, they are cutting something, but they are saving money on something.
        But this is all information from the media, which feeds from the same hands.
        When their "Pit" begin to sink at the berths and the "irons" at the airfields will fall apart. When all their "friends" will send all the "trash" with staff to their historical homeland.
        Only after that I will start to think: But after all, they have come to have shortened sequels. hi
      2. Geisenberg
        Geisenberg April 11 2013 11: 08 New
        +1
        Quote: evgenii67
        The news certainly cheers you up, but aren't we happy early?


        Are we happy? It seems to us that it is all the same, rather, we are even worried about the dismissed people and the wave of unemployment expected in American after the army was reduced.
  4. FC SKIF
    FC SKIF April 11 2013 08: 42 New
    +6
    Such news should be read in the morning - a good mood for the whole day.
  5. Romn
    Romn April 11 2013 08: 45 New
    +8
    They say that they are beautiful, it seems to me that this is done more to lull the vigilance of others. Yes, the ships will cease to be exploited, but they, like many others, will simply be put into conservation and at any moment it will be possible to start exploiting again to suppress the threat with another non-democratic country. And in spite of many reductions, they still sponsor the main programs, now they just get rid of extra costs and nothing more. Therefore, there is nothing much to rejoice about, we will wait until they begin to withdraw all troops from bases around the world and put the ships on the cut, then there will be HARASHOOOO! smile
    1. engineer74
      engineer74 April 11 2013 10: 39 New
      +2
      Let's hope that American lawmakers like to cut money out of the defense budget and they will "expand and kill it ©". "The process has begun! ©" (tapped on a tree so as not to jinx it) good
  6. Doctor Evil
    Doctor Evil April 11 2013 08: 54 New
    +1
    Accustomed to luxury, and then suddenly the sequestration of the budget, major cuts and other “charms”. How so? Where is the enemy? Only he can save. GIVE A NEW WORLD WAR !!! And everything is back to business.
    1. Tatarus
      Tatarus April 11 2013 09: 06 New
      0
      You, as it were, are not far from the truth. But do not spoil the mood in the morning.
      1. Doctor Evil
        Doctor Evil April 11 2013 09: 26 New
        +1
        I hope the spoiled morning of tens of thousands of retired American troops compensates you for my comment. hi
  7. Tatarus
    Tatarus April 11 2013 09: 03 New
    +3
    Tadaaam fellow

    Here are the festive years. But then it’ll generally go on like an avalanche. I invite our special services to start paying employees of American ministries and departments.

    And where the United States will leave, others will surely appear. SCO and BRICS are desirable. soldier
  8. Seaman
    Seaman April 11 2013 09: 22 New
    0
    Keep it up America! Just do not collapse!
  9. Seaman
    Seaman April 11 2013 09: 25 New
    +1
    Keep it up America! Just do not collapse!
  10. Mikhail3
    Mikhail3 April 11 2013 09: 43 New
    +1
    The reductions, compared to the total mass of costs, are tiny. And they cut all the most beautiful, public, loud. Look, we will chase our marines into the street (in frost, yeah)! We kick green berets onto the panel ... So far this is not a problem, these are horror stories for fools.
  11. shinobi
    shinobi April 11 2013 09: 50 New
    +7
    All US political scientists duplicate the bike as one said Reagan: I and America defeated the USSR, which he didn’t really tell when. And not one recalls his real words: We won, but the collapse of the USSR is the biggest catastrophe in the 20th century. Reagan realized that the USSR and the USA were that pair of locomotives dragging world development forward and that not one of the tractors alone could be pulled back. Putin merely repeated his words to the Russians
    PS: Russia rises as it has already done several times. Surpassed the British, Ottoman, German, Japanese empires. Survives America as well. Apparently in the end we will drag the world development in tandem with the Chinese tractor
  12. Suhov
    Suhov April 11 2013 10: 00 New
    +1
    Pentagon and State Department cringe

    The reason is the same - sequestration. No money.

    Be the first to print an unlimited number of banknotes - and a fool can do it!
    But try to do the same but without money.
    By the way. When the owner runs out of money - the henchmen start to scatter!
    We look further and enjoy ...
  13. fenix57
    fenix57 April 11 2013 10: 06 New
    +9
    Dear you, our Oleg Chuvakin, a balm for the soul and only! Outside is dirty, there is no spring, the news has been read and the soul is singing. Bow to you from me as a +++++++!
    Share Parasites Caucus !!! The panel is international time ...
    1. Mart
      April 11 2013 10: 17 New
      -1
      Quote: fenix57
      Dear you, our Oleg Chuvakin, a balm for the soul and only! Outside is dirty, there is no spring, the news has been read and the soul is singing. Bow to you from me as a +++++++!

      Thanks, buddy! drinks And you +++.
    2. Suhov
      Suhov April 11 2013 10: 21 New
      +1
      Quote: fenix57
      The panel is international time ...

      I offer a contest. Comments.

      - No ... I won’t drink so much ...
      - ....
      wassat
    3. evgenii67
      evgenii67 April 11 2013 12: 41 New
      +1
      Where's the tail (Avatar) drinks
  14. fenix57
    fenix57 April 11 2013 10: 22 New
    +1
    Pride, love of money, fornication, envy, gluttony, anger Well, now DISAPPOINT- AS WRITTEN hi Amerra all know this.
    1. Delink
      Delink April 11 2013 11: 46 New
      0
      Amerra all know this.

      Now they are also felt to the core.
  15. cdrt
    cdrt April 11 2013 11: 11 New
    +2
    How the military of the whole world looks all the same.
    As soon as you start cutting money, continuous speculation begins that everything is lost, the enemy will come tomorrow, and nothing is ready for us.
    It seems to be already cutting with more than 500 billion dollars by only 11%, but anyway.
    It’s hard for the generals and others like them with kickbacks and their calculations to leave more tanks to glue. wink
  16. Atrix
    Atrix April 11 2013 11: 13 New
    0
    Then, four aircraft carriers will be withdrawn from the US Navy: Eisenhower, Ronald Reagan, Roosevelt, John Stennis.

    Author become do not lead people astray
    Reducing one carrier would set off a fight in Congress, which under law has required the Navy to maintain 11 active flattops.

    For example, the USS Ronald Reagan, commissioned less than 10 years ago, is going into dry dock this month for a year of extensive repairs.

    The author is not competent and writes a blatant lie
    1. Atrix
      Atrix April 11 2013 11: 29 New
      0
      New Navy budgets may sink plans for aircraft carriers
      http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/jan/15/new-navy-budgets-may-sink-plans-
      for-carriers /
  17. Vtel
    Vtel April 11 2013 11: 16 New
    +5
    Well, I do not believe I Americans, do not even persuade.
  18. Armagor
    Armagor April 11 2013 12: 00 New
    +2
    208. The time of cataclysms and terrible destruction has come. Following Japan, America will be shaken. You can’t be aggressive with impunity, splashing hatred into space. Japan, preparing for war with Russia, enlisted the support of America. But now the first without war has been defeated by the forces of the elements. The same awaits America, where the destruction can be an order of magnitude higher. This will lead to a change not only in the location of the poles, but also in the general alignment of forces in the world order.

    Identifying themselves as the world leader, the United States developed a certain snobbery and disdain for other countries, using them as a market for selling their own stale goods or a springboard for their own unpunished actions. But Serbia will not happen again.

    The nerves of the planet are so tense that in any area of ​​it the fragile thread of a serene existence can break.

    Explosions in the sun excite the entire solar system. But most of all, they beat the sensitive hearts of human beings. And the pains of the world become part of the pain of every person. And a person bears the suffering of general tension. An incarnation is a sacrifice of every heart carrier.

    The defeat of NATO will be a failure of the Euro-American dictatorship policy. The bandits, bribed by Zionists from different countries, became only a reason for aggression. Following the revolutions, the dictates of power are coming. We need to sell accumulated weapons and pay with blood for new piles of gold. Infection of the world with the virus of profit leads to a disease of the human spirit.
  19. redwar6
    redwar6 April 11 2013 12: 10 New
    0
    Hehehehe, cut it, I'm all for the hands.
    I was wondering, does America have Defense Expenses? I watched the news, read it, I don’t understand. laughing
  20. Alikovo
    Alikovo April 11 2013 12: 57 New
    0
    NOW WILL BE SOWING LESS DEMOCRACY.
  21. ajden
    ajden April 11 2013 14: 07 New
    0
    Quote: svp67
    Well, all that’s left is to repeat after Ilyich- "Comrades" are on the right track. "

    I think Gorbach is more suitable with his ... and perestroika. Striped flag to them ... (think for yourself)
  22. Atrix
    Atrix April 11 2013 14: 08 New
    0
    Half of what is written just do not have anything to do with reality. Take even
    Then four aircraft carriers will be withdrawn from the US Navy: Eisenhower, Ronald Reagan, Roosevelt, John Stennis. All of them will be mothballed.
    The US Congress banned the legislative reduction of aircraft carriers less than 11 pieces.
    So the author of the article did not even check what he writes, but writes what people on this site want to hear
    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/jan/15/new-navy-budgets-may-sink-plans-
    for-carriers /
  23. serjant4
    serjant4 April 11 2013 14: 22 New
    0
    The calm before the storm ...
  24. penguin
    penguin April 12 2013 00: 07 New
    0
    Quote: serjant4
    The calm before the storm ...

    as if the creature had quieted down, they would soon bite somewhere. Most likely they will bite Iran or gnaw at Syria. Rather, they will set on them "friends" from the already bitten Arab countries for grandmothers of the Saudis and Qatar. So very cheap. And American soldiers do not die. And striped for their own interests remain. The beauty. Therefore, they cut the budget
  25. Dejavu
    Dejavu April 12 2013 06: 45 New
    0
    Nonsense is all about cutting and printing money. Amer’s money in the numbers on the monitors. They asked Congress to fill the budget for 15 trillion bucks, they say we won’t fill the PPC with us, and they immediately allow, otherwise they defaulted. As long as the FRS exists, there is a lie about the fact that America has a lot of money.

    Budget cuts are all idle talk. Just to achieve their goals, the states do not need such an amount of military funds. Anyway, it’s more like dust in the eyes. We cut our little balls, peace, sleep peacefully. In fact, "Peace, I have people screaming here that the dough goes to the army a lot, so you do not relax then, after all for your stupid electorate infa, in fact, everything is the same."
    And if there really is a reduction in ships and other things, then the Germans said, "why do we need so many tanks, because there is the USA." And the United States has NATO. If you combine all of their tanks / planes / missiles, etc., then here the whole world can be thrilled with fire and blood three times.

    As for the collapse of 3.13ndos. The United States, unfortunately, is unlikely to fall apart as a force; rather, it will turn into a totalitarian organization with prisons and slaves and universal control, scattering its tentacles first in its own country, and then open a branch in Geyrop. Oh, is it already open? - Sorry, forgot. The United States will be a country in which people will be convinced that they care and love about them, and that’s why they are told where and by whom to work, or rather not to work at all and to take loans, to be or not to be gay, but it’s better to be, because the president said that they are now in priority, to go or not to go to war in B. Vostok, but rather to go, because there you need to help people find freedom from tyranny, etc. Oh, is that already so? - I'm sorry, I forgot again.

    PS
    Surprised by one fact and still surprising. In 2004, a faithful American friend of mine wrote a letter asking me to pray for their soldiers in Iraq, which caused my sincere bewilderment. After all, first of all, we knew why they were there (oil, geopolitics, money laundering and enrichment of individual corporations), but he was convinced that they bring "real" freedom to people there, and ABSOLUTELY "for that." / facepalm What can I say, vegetables with a brain of fat.
  26. Ram chandra
    Ram chandra April 18 2013 15: 00 New
    0
    Collapse, collapse awaits America!