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In this Defense Secretary Leon Panetta outlines the main areas of proposed spending cuts during a news conference at the Pentagon.
Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012

Open quoteIt was this Congress that mandated, on a bipartisan basis, that we reduce the defense budget. Close quote

  • Defense Secretary, defending his department's slimmed-down, $614 billion budget plan, telling senators that it's time to step up and show they are serious about reducing the deficit.
Photo: Pablo Martinez Monsivais / AP | Source: AP