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Defense Secretary: Military Cuts Create Risks In US Ability To Respond
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Panetta: Obama's Cuts Create ‘Risks’ in Military’s ‘Capability to Respond’
By Edwin Mora January 27, 2012
(CNSNews.com) - Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Thursday that the cuts in defense proposed by President Barack Obaama will create "risks" in America's "capability to respond" to threats.
“The risks come with the fact that, you know, we will have a smaller force," Panetta said a t a Pentagon briefing. "As we said, it’s larger than we had prior to 9/11, but obviously it will be a smaller force, and when you have [a] smaller force there are risks associated with that in terms of our capability to respond.”