Wednesday, December 19, 2012

U.S. Defense Secretary Panetta Addresses Future Of The Military


Panetta Outlines A Busy Future For The U.S. Military -- Defense News
In a wide-ranging speech delivered at National Press Club in Washington on Dec. 18, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta presented a vision of the future that includes a very active role for the U.S. military in a post-Afghanistan world, even as the Pentagon shrinks its end strength and tightens its fiscal belt. Panetta—whose potential replacement may be announced as early as this week—said that the Pentagon has learned the lesson of past postwar draw-downs, “when deep across-the-board cuts hollowed out the force, and left the military demoralized and unready to carry out the missions assigned to it. Instead, we have set priorities and made tough decisions to build the force of the future,” he said.  

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More News On U.S. Secretary of Defense Panetta's Speech At The National Press Club In Washington  

Panetta cites budget woes, Afghan war progress -- AP
 ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Threatens Defense Strategy, Panetta Says -- US Department of Defense
Panetta: For sake of troops, Congress must act on "fiscal cliff" -- CBS
 Panetta Cites Budget Woes, Afghan War Progress -- ABC News
Panetta outlines busy future for military -- Air Force Times
DOD chief Panetta fires back at sequestration, outlines the future of a 'leaner, more efficient' fighting force -- Panetta plays troop card to press DC on budget deal -- Foreign Policy
 Panetta: Military Will Still Be Able to Fight Multiple Wars -- National Defense
Panetta Cites Turning Point in Afghanistan -- Voice of America
Leon Panetta cites turning point in Afghanistan war -- Politico/AP
Panetta Promises Cuts to Military Brass --
 Panetta: Troop pay may be on the table in future budget cuts -- Human Events

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