U.S. decreased costs Military Intelligence in 2012 to 2.5 billion dollars, reports Defense News. This decline was the third in a row. If in 2010 for military intelligence programs from spent 27 billion dollars, in 2011 this figure dropped to 24 billion dollars, and in 2012 — to 21.5 billion dollars. This year, funding was carried out of the military budget and the funds allocated for the conduct of military operations abroad.
According to the U.S. Department of Defense, despite the reduction in the cost of Military Intelligence, operations carried out in the framework of this expenditure will not be affected. On what specific operations it is, the Pentagon did not elaborate. Details of the structure of exploration expenditures are classified. According to the publication, the reduction of spending on intelligence operations carried out by the military, the end justified the military mission in Iraq and preparing for the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan.
Meanwhile, reducing waste at Military Intelligence, U.S. uniformly increasing waste on civilian intelligence agencies, including the CIA, the National Security Agency and the National Agency for exploration ground. If in 2011 for this purpose, the U.S. Congress allocated 54.6 billion dollars, in the current year to this article was oriented 55 billion dollars. Aggregate reconnaissance budget in 2011 was 78.6 billion dollars, and the 2012-th — 76.5 billion