Defense Secretary Hagel on Budget Cuts

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel spoke to reporters about significant military force cuts due to sequestration. He outlined options from… read more

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel spoke to reporters about significant military force cuts due to sequestration. He outlined options from a strategic guidance review of actions the Defense Department could take to deal with the realities of cuts, including a 20 percent reduction in major headquarter budgets and possibly reducing Army troops to 380,000 soldiers and Marines to 150,000. He urged Congress to become partners in reductions, saying, “We need to help them understand what we’re facing here. We’re not crying wolf. I don’t want to put in a word that’s not fact.”

"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 part of a debt ceiling and tax increase agreement for 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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Category:
News Conference
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News Conference
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jul 31, 2013
Last Aired:
Aug 1, 2013

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  • Jul 31, 2013 | 2:30pm EDT | C-SPAN.org
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  • Aug 01, 2013 | 3:35am EDT | C-SPAN RADIO
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