- Big or small, spending-cut efforts hit roadblocks Updated: Mar-03-14 3:54 am
- Congress skeptical about plan to shrink military Updated: Feb-25-14 6:45 am
WASHINGTON - The budget gurus in Congress have failed for years to find a grand bargain to reduce the government's long-term debt, so this year they decided to go small. Just 1 percentage point would be shaved from the annual cost-of-living increase in military pensions for veterans under age 62.
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration's push for a smaller, nimbler military must now face the scrutiny of a Congress that has spent years battling the Pentagon's vision for a new security strategy.