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Planned Budget Reductions Do Not Threaten Security, Says Panetta

June 10 2011


The White House's nominee for defense secretary says proposed cuts totaling $400 billion over a decade to the security budget would not threaten U.S. national security, reports Defense News.

Leon Panetta answered questions about spending and other defense issues during a confirmation hearing Thursday before the Senate Armed Services Committee.

Panetta insisted the United States could maintain the strongest military in the world evan as it controlled defense spending. ...

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