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US Defence Secretary Gates announces $78bn budget cut

US Defence Secretary Robert Gates has announced a $78bn (£50.3bn) military budget cut, to be achieved in part by scrapping a $14bn amphibious vehicle.

The cuts over the next five years come in addition to $100bn in internal savings already announced.

Kim Ghattas reports.

  • 07 Jan 2011
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