Dire warnings from Pentagon over potential defense cuts
November 14th, 2011
07:25 PM ET
10 years ago

Dire warnings from Pentagon over potential defense cuts

Washington (CNN) - Defense Secretary Leon Panetta turned up the heat on Congress Monday, warning that looming automatic budget cuts would undermine national security and set off a financial chain reaction from the hallways of the Pentagon, to the battlefields of Afghanistan, to civilian assembly lines.

The Pentagon already is digesting $450 billion of reductions over the next decade but now fears an additional $600 billion or more may be imminent if Congress cannot reach a deal on spending.


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  1. Jeremy

    It looks fairly simple, the beast does not want to shrink. Just imagine how unhappy he would be if Ron Paul were president... I would love to see him ball his eyes out. No more perpetual wars, just imagine how great of a thing that would be for this country...

    November 14, 2011 07:36 pm at 7:36 pm |