Friday, November 11, 2011

Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta: Military Cuts Could Invite Aggression

With the deadline for the congressional deficit committee looming and the possibility that their inaction will trigger the automatic cuts to defense and entitlement increasing, Secretary of Defense Panetta warned Thursday that these automatic cuts could "invite aggression" against the United States.

Panetta is asking the committee to "sacrifice just a little" in order to avoid the cuts to defense that would double the planned $450 billion in cuts planned for the next decade. These cuts would impact personnel, equipment and training that may be needed to address threats from abroad.

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