Dwight D. Eisenhower http://kgou.org en What Does Dwight D. Eisenhower Have To Do With 2013 Sequestration? http://kgou.org/post/what-does-dwight-d-eisenhower-have-do-2013-sequestration <p></p><p style="margin-bottom: 0px; padding: 0px 0px 10px; color: rgb(52, 52, 52); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: small;">As Congress tries to avoid a looming set of sharp, across-the-board spending cuts that would strike the Pentagon and domestic agencies in just two weeks, a former State Department official says the Department of Defense could avoid “clumsy” automatic cuts by starting with personnel.</span></p><p style="margin-bottom: 0px; padding: 0px 0px 10px; color: rgb(52, 52, 52); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: small;">“In World War II, we had fewer flag and general officers than we do now,” said retired U.S. Army Col.&nbsp;<a href="http://www.wm.edu/as/government/faculty/directory/wilkerson_l.php" style="color: rgb(39, 117, 170);" target="_blank">Lawrence Wilkerson</a>. “Wow. People&nbsp;are anywhere from 50-60 percent, depending on whose records and analysis, of the DoD budget. They are so expensive.”</span></p><p><span style="font-size: small; line-height: 1.5;">Wilkerson served as former Secretary of State Colin Powell’s Chief of Staff from 2002-2005.&nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p> Thu, 21 Feb 2013 19:48:31 +0000 Brian Hardzinski & Suzette Grillot 640 at http://kgou.org What Does Dwight D. Eisenhower Have To Do With 2013 Sequestration?