Obama Cuts Funding Request for War in Afghanistan

Wants $79.4 billion, not the originally planned $88.5 billion


U.S. President Barack Obama is trimming his funding request for the Afghan war.

The Reuters news agency quotes an unidentified White House aide as saying the president has decreased his request for funding the war in Afghanistan by 10 percent for the 2014 fiscal year budget.  The report says the president reduced his original request from $88.5 billion to $79.4 billion.