Secretary Hagel on Army and Defense Strategy

Secretary Chuck Hagel gave the keynote speech at the annual meeting of the Association of the U.S. Army. He talked about his proposal to… read more

Secretary Chuck Hagel gave the keynote speech at the annual meeting of the Association of the U.S. Army. He talked about his proposal to reduce the active duty Army force to its lowest level since before World War II. This came as a result of defense spending cuts and a change in defense strategy to make the military a smaller tactical force as it shifts to more specialized capabilities. Secretary Hagel has warned that further reductions would be necessary if sequestration* cuts were not rescinded by Congress.

*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

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Secretary Hagel on Army and Defense Strategy

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Program ID:
322121-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Oct 15, 2014 | 12:47pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
Last Aired:
Oct 20, 2014 | 8:33am EDT | C-SPAN 2

Airing Details

  • Oct 15, 2014 | 12:47pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Oct 15, 2014 | 9:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Oct 16, 2014 | 3:20am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Oct 19, 2014 | 7:30pm EDT | C-SPAN RADIO
  • Oct 20, 2014 | 8:33am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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