Pentagon Budget

President Barack Obama promised greater scrutiny of Pentagon weapons buying in his 2010 budget released Thursday, following recent runaway costs and missed deadlines on some multibillion-dollar Defense Department weapons contracts. The Associated Press reports Obama’s $533.7 billion base budget for the Pentagon does not include specifics on how much will be spent on acquisitions or provide details on any of the military’s weapons programs, which combined usually comprise a large share of overall defense spending.