POLITICS
08/29/2012 09:14 am ET Updated Oct 29, 2012

Fact Of The Day #31: Swollen Military Spending Now Faces Sharp Cuts (INFOGRAPHIC)

The Pentagon, whose budget has nearly doubled in the past decade to $645.7 billion, may soon face new sequestration-related budget cuts of nearly $50 billion per year for the next ten years - atop an almost equal reduction program already underway. The new reductions kick in automatically in the event that Congress and the White House cannot strike a deficit-reduction bargain by the end of 2012.

To see what cuts are in store, for personnel and programs, take a look at today's infographic.

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