Officials Warn Pentagon Cuts Could Force Closing of Bethesda Military Medical University

WASHINGTON — The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, the military’s medical school in Bethesda, Maryland, has been targeted by the Defense Department for significant budget cuts that could force its closure, officials said.

As a part of a Pentagon-wide review of “time, money, and manpower that can be reallocated to our highest priorities,” the defense agency recommended that the school’s operations be cut 30% and research cut 34%.

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