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US Defence Secretary Robert Gates has warned that the US military is in danger of running out of money for its operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.
He said Congressional funding for the wars was inadequate and budget constraints were undermining planning.
Congress this week approved $70bn (£35bn) - just half the sum that US President George W Bush had sought.
BBC News | Middle East | Warning over Pentagon war funding
Asked whether he still hoped to see troop levels down to 100,000 by the end of 2008, Mr Gates said he now regretted having used a specific number.