Legacy Systems on the Chopping Block

Rolling Analysis, FY22 President's Skinny BudgetLegacy Systems on the Chopping BlockWhere they should be!

National Security,  | Analysis
Apr 9, 2021  | 1 min read | Print Article

Without listing any of the actual programs, the Pentagon portion of the FY22 “skinny” budget request states the discretionary request will support, “DOD’s plan to divest legacy systems and programs to redirect resources from low- to high-priority programs, platforms, and systems.”

The explanatory language goes on to explain that much legacy force structure is too costly to maintain.


We couldn’t agree more. Ever since a review of legacy systems was announced, we’ve been waiting for exactly this moment. In fact, Taxpayers for Common Sense has a handy-dandy cut list we produced for the Biden Administration. Might we suggest they start there? B-1, F-22, Minuteman…watch your backs!

But the proof will be in the pudding – what does DOD recommend and does the whole administration put their shoulder to the wheel to push divestiture through? Or will we just see this in the FY23 budget request and the FY24 budget request and the…

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