The administration also ends accounting practices that kept war funding from public scrutiny.
Defense secretary applies lessons of Iraq, Afghanistan to new Pentagon budget.
New spending plan represents a shift toward counterinsurgency needs.
Though the Pentagon budget is slated to rise, he confronts an urgent need to force greater discipline on military spending.
The new Chief of Staff must overcome a recent pattern of service mismanagement.
The Air Force should reopen the bidding process, the Government Accountability Office said Wednesday.
It says it needs billions of dollars more than the other services to stay competitive globally.