Text Version
RSS Feeds
Newsletter
Home Forum Photos Features Newsletter Archive Employment
About US Help Site Map
SEARCH   About US FAQ Site Map Site News
  SERVICES
  -Text Version
  -RSS Feeds
  -Newsletter
  -News Archive
  -Give us feedback
  -Voices of Readers
  -Online community
  -China Biz info
  What's new
Pentagon earmarks 17.5 bln dollars for secret military research, development
+ -
08:09, August 31, 2007

 Related News
 Large number of security men missing in Pakistan's tribal region
 Last 3 S. Korean hostages released
 Norway to cut aid to Ethiopia
 Comment  Tell A Friend
 Print Format  Save Article
The Pentagon is expected to spend 17.5 billion U.S. dollars in secret military research and development programs in the next fiscal year starting Oct. 1, the Defense News reported on Thursday.

The expenditure will mark the Pentagon's largest outlay in such secret programs to date, according to the report.

In all, the secret programs will comprise 23 percent of the 75.1 billion dollars the Pentagon plans to spend on all research and development projects in the fiscal year 2008.

Spending on secret research and development is only part of the "black budget" the Pentagon has requested for 2008.

The military also wants 14.4 billion dollars for buying classified weapons and other equipment.

Source: Xinhua



  Your Message:   Most Commented:

|About Peopledaily.com.cn | Advertise on site | Contact us | Site map | Job offer|
Copyright by People's Daily Online, All Rights Reserved

http://english.people.com.cn/90001/90777/6251829.pdf