Two of the most successful and popular missile programs of the Navy’s will have their $128 million budget completely slashed in President Obama’s newest budget proposal.
Outrage and shock over the move was nearly universal as many feel that ending such programs will make it harder for the U.S. to deter enemy forces.
Mackenzie Eaglen, a former Pentagon staffer said:
“It is definitely short-sighted given the value of the Tomahawk as a workhorse. The opening days of the U.S. lead-from-behind, ‘no-fly zone’ operation over Libya showcased how important this inventory of weapons is still today.”
From the Washington Times:
President Barack Obama is seeking to abolish two highly successful missile programs that experts say have helped the U.S. Navy maintain military superiority for the past several decades.
The Tomahawk missile program—known as “the world’s most advanced cruise missile”—is set to be cut by $128 million under Obama’s fiscal year 2015 budget proposal and completely eliminated by fiscal year 2016, according to budget documents released by the Navy.
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