STAUNTON--- The Department of Defense plans to scale down the Nation's army to its pre-World War II size and do away with an entire class of air force attack jets. It's an attempt to cut military spending.
Lowering the budget has people talking. Some support less military spending, as it will free up funds for other national measures. Others worry a smaller budget could be harmful to the military. We spoke to students at the Virginia Women's Institute of Leadership about the proposal.
"If it's for a good cause and it will be civilians as well as military personelle, then by all means do what you have to do," said Porcha Stewart, a Biology-Psychology Major.
"If it's good for everybody, I think it'll be a good thing to do, but if not, I think it will deteriorate our military," said Kayla Childers, a Mathmatics Major.
It is the first Pentagon budget to push the us away from the war footing adopted after September 11th, 2001.