Pentagon Begins Planning for Sequestration

December 5, 2012

The Pentagon has officially begun planning for how it would carry out the first $50 billion across-the-board spending cut as part of the 10-year, $500 billion sequestration cuts set to take effect Jan. 2.

The White House Office of Management and Budget has issued guidance to the Defense Department instructing officials to look at how these cuts will affect military personnel, programs and operations.

Pentagon spokesman George Little said that it is “prudent at this stage” to begin some initial planning.

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