Defense Department 2013 Budget Request

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Martin Dempsey testified on the 2013 military budget. Secretary… read more

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Martin Dempsey testified on the 2013 military budget. Secretary Panetta defended proposed cuts of $487 billion over the next decade that were required by an August 2011 agreement between President Obama and Congress, with many committee members arguing the cuts are a risk to national security. Secretary Panetta said that he had not prepared for additional budget cuts that will be triggered if Congress cannot agree to additional budget cuts. Other topics included troop levels in Afghanistan, military base closings, and Iran. close

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Defense Department 2013 Budget Request

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Program ID:
304412-1
Category:
Senate Committee
Format:
Senate Committee
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Feb 14, 2012
Last Aired:
Feb 19, 2012

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