U.S. Army plans $92 million in cuts at West Point

The U.S. Military Academy at West Point will take the…

The U.S. Military Academy at West Point will take the biggest hit from planned Army budget cuts in New York.

The military academy has been targeted for $92 million of the $351 million in Pentagon money that will be slashed statewide when across-the-board federal “sequestration” cuts take effect March 1.

Construction of a new dormitory to house 650 cadets will be postponed.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued a request for proposals to build the $170 million dormitory late last year, but a contract has not yet been awarded.

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