Defense Department Briefing

Pentagon spokesman George Little denied reports that the U.S. had positioned war ships off the coast of North Korea, as well as a sea-based… read more

Pentagon spokesman George Little denied reports that the U.S. had positioned war ships off the coast of North Korea, as well as a sea-based radar system capable of countering North Korean missile launches. He described the ships as being on a “missile defense mission,” and said the radar system was undergoing a number of tests. At the day’s briefing, Mr. Little also said Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel planned to give back a portion of his salary in response to civilian furloughs brought on by the “sequester” budget cuts. 

“Sequestration,” a legal procedure in which every federal agency has the same percentage of its budget taken back in order to cut deficit spending, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011 and began March 1, 2013. close

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

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311870-1
Category:
News Conference
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News Briefing
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Apr 2, 2013
Last Aired:
Apr 3, 2013

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  • Apr 02, 2013 | 5:09pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Apr 02, 2013 | 6:58pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Apr 02, 2013 | 7:00pm EDT | C-SPAN RADIO
  • Apr 03, 2013 | 3:46am EDT | C-SPAN 1
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