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Next US defense chief will not gut military

Posted By kurtnimmoadmin On July 1, 2011 @ 7:06 am In Old Infowars Posts Style,World at War | Comments Disabled

AFP
July 1, 2011

Incoming US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is determined to avoid gutting the American military despite the prospect of difficult budget decisions looming, a Pentagon spokesman said Thursday.

“He (Panetta) believes that it is a false choice between fiscal responsibility and national security,” spokesman Douglas Wilson told reporters.

Amid mounting fiscal pressure, the defense budget “will be an important item on his agenda,” Wilson said.

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