War funding reversal adds new sequester targets
from Bloomberg Government via Early Bird
Defense programs once considered exempt from automatic budget cuts recently became vulnerable, when the Pentagon said funds for the war in Afghanistan and operations in Iraq aren't exempt from sequestration. Including war funds will reduce the size of the across-the-board defense reductions to 10 percent from 11.5 percent, even as it exposes to cuts some procurement programs that once were considered protected.
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