Monday, March 3, 2014

No, the Pentagon Is NOT Cutting Army Budget to 1930s Levels: Media's Latest Big Lie Debunked

By Steven Rosenfeld

The rationale was that after America’s longest overseas war, 11 years in Afghanistan and Iraq, the military had to balance downsizing and modernizing. The coverage that ensued was anything but rational. “Pentagon set to Slash Military to Pre-World War II Levels,” blared The New York Times [4], Reuters [5], [6], FoxNews [7], Time [8], CNN [9] all had headlines that the Army reduction was to “pre-World War II levels.”

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