Leon Panetta on National Security Priorities and Defense Spending

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta talked about the Pentagon’s efforts to cut more than $450 billion dollars over the next ten years as… read more

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta talked about the Pentagon’s efforts to cut more than $450 billion dollars over the next ten years as mandated by the recent debt ceiling agreement. He warned against automatic spending cuts that would be triggered if Congress does not come up with additional cuts by the end of 2011. He said those automatic cuts would be wrong and catastrophic, both for the military and the country as a whole. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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  • Jane Harman President and CEO Wilson (Woodrow) International Center for Scholars
  • Leon E. Panetta Secretary Department of Defense

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Leon Panetta on National Security Priorities and Defense Spending

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Program ID:
302002-1
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Public Affairs Event
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Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Oct 11, 2011
Last Aired:
Oct 24, 2011

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  • Oct 11, 2011 | 1:05pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Oct 11, 2011 | 6:08pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 11, 2011 | 10:58pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Oct 12, 2011 | 2:49am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Oct 13, 2011 | 9:02am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 18, 2011 | 9:02am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 24, 2011 | 1:45pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
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