Following a year-long study of the Defense Department's current budget, a bipartisan
commission of senators known as the Sustainable Defense Task Force has recommended
funding reductions totaling one trillion dollars. The new budget sees the canceling of the
controversial missile shield project and the closing of nearly all bases still operating in East
As a result of these funding charges, the US naval fleet will be consolidated to Pearl Harbor
for the first time since The Second World War. The hardest-hit by this latest round of budget cuts, the
Navy is expected to refocus its mission. The Navy will now focus on the rampart piracy and
drug smuggling that plagues the west coast of North America.