Friday, October 31st, 2014

The new defense budget: Fancy fighters out. More troops in.

Gates says 187 of these are enough. We'll see what Congress says.
Gates says 187 of these are enough. We'll see what Congress says.

Defense Secretary Robert Gates unveiled a new budget on April 6, 2009, that called for an end to big-ticket items in favor of troops fighting today's wars.

That moved the Obameter on Promise No. 155: Review weapons programs . We moved the meter to In the Works ; read our complete item for details.