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Scientists Complain About Pentagon Cuts

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posted on May, 12 2005 @ 09:58 AM
SAN JOSE, Calif. - The Pentagon has in recent years decreased university funding for basic computer research in favor of projects that produce near-term results - and prominent scientists and industry executives say that could undercut U.S. technology leadership and economic well-being.

In the past, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has poured billions of dollars into universities to pay for fundamental research of what would become the building blocks of computing, Internet and countless other high-tech endeavors.

But while DARPA spending on basic computer science research has risen from $546 million in fiscal 2001 to $583 million, the cut of it going toward to academic institutions has fallen from $214 million to $123 million during the same period.

Lets go down the list of anti-military issues on univeristies.

The media has focused on no military recruiters on campus.

Many 'elite" acedemics are ultra liberal in their agenda.

Security issues of lost disks, computers, harddrives, etc from various researchers.

Now Pentagon reduces funding to university research.....duh!


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