Hagel warns of dangers in deep cuts to defense – Yahoo News

Serve Him in the Waiting

I would really like to hear from some active military folk with their observations and opinions on this matter of sequestration, trimming the military budget, bringing the focus home to America, and particularly on the current combat-readiness status of our military.

Hagel warns of dangers in deep cuts to defense – Yahoo News.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon is preparing top-to-bottom changes, including a push to limit the growth of military pay, as it adjusts to steep budget cuts and the winding down of war in Afghanistan, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Tuesday.

In a speech on U.S. defense priorities, Hagel said that as the Obama administration preserves the military’s strength it will make it a less prominent tool of foreign policy. That’s not a new goal but one Hagel said is more achievable now that the U.S. is ending more than a decade of foreign conflict and the…

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