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U.S. Army Soldiers from Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment advance on Camp Raspberry in their Stryker vehicles for a simulated attack during exercise Talisman Sabre 2007 in Shoalwater Bay, Australia, June 28, 2007.
U.S. Army Soldiers from Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment advance on Camp Raspberry in their Stryker vehicles for a simulated attack during exercise Talisman Sabre 2007 in Shoalwater Bay, Australia, June 28, 2007.
Photo by Tech. Sgt. Jeremy Lock

Budget Cuts Leave Army And National Guard Fighting Over Funds

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With Congress cutting $500 billion from the Department of Defense’s budget, the Army and National Guard are left to fight for the remaining funds. At Washington state’s Joint Base Lewis-McChord, the National Guard has its eyes on 600 Army vehicles that it wants to convert to Strykers — an advanced wheeled ground vehicle. The only problem, the Army wants them too.

With both forces having their own missions and equipment needs, it becomes a question of means and necessity, with the Army eventually deciding whether or not it will keep the equipment, or pass it to the National Guard.

Get the full story at NPR.