Pentagon planners ordered to keep potential budget cuts from Congress – Washington Times

For Pentagon planners, automatic spending cuts slated to begin in January have become the $600 billion contingency they can’t plan for.

Military planners are under strict orders not to devise scenarios for meeting the demands of “sequestration,” as the automatic, across-the-board spending reductions are called. Such paperwork, if leaked, would tell Congress there might be a way to deal with such drastic cuts.

“The department is not currently planning for sequestration,” Air Force Lt. Col. Melinda Morgan, a Pentagon spokeswoman, told The Washington Times. The White House budget office “has not directed agencies, including [the Defense Department], to initiate any plans for sequestration.”

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Nobody plans to fail, but a failure to plan gets the same results.

1 thought on “Pentagon planners ordered to keep potential budget cuts from Congress – Washington Times”

  1. General, close your eyes, click your heels together and repeat after me, “Bad news, go away. Bad news, go away.”

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