March 5, 1992 |
Defense Secretary Dick Cheney said he would have to fire an additional 300,000 service personnel next year if a proposed $15-billion defense cut in Congress passes. Cheney said the firings, more than 15% of the present 1.94 million troops, would be in addition to the 236,000 troops already planned for separation. The House is to vote possibly today on the $15-billion cut. "The only way you get savings of this magnitude in a short period of time" is such firings, Cheney said.
July 11, 1990 |
A Senate Armed Services subcommittee, meeting in closed session, voted Tuesday to cut military manpower by 100,000 in the coming year, or nearly three times more than recommended by the Administration, sources said. At the same time, another panel voted to keep open the M1 tank production line, despite Defense Secretary Dick Cheney's efforts to close it within two years.