Defense Department Budget

Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton Carter briefed reporters on Pentagon spending as Congress and the Obama administration negotiated to avoid… read more

Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton Carter briefed reporters on Pentagon spending as Congress and the Obama administration negotiated to avoid the “fiscal cliff,” a set of automatic tax increases and spending cuts that were to take effect in January 2013. Automatic budget cuts, also known as sequestration, were mandated in the Budget Control Act of 2011, the congressional compromise for raising the federal debt ceiling. The Undersecretary Kendall gave details and responded to questions from reporters at the Pentagon. close

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Program ID:
309415-1
Category:
News Conference
Format:
News Conference
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States