Pentagon plans huge spending cuts, including construction funds, amid budget deadlock fears

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has ordered cuts to military spending as a precaution in case the White House and Congress fail to agree to avert $52 billion in cuts to the Pentagon budget this year.

January 16, 2013

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has ordered cuts to military spending as a precaution in case the White House and Congress fail to agree to avert $52 billion in cuts to the Pentagon budget this year. The cuts include a civilian hiring freeze, delaying some contract awards, and trimming non-essential facilities maintenance.

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