Pentagon's Warnings Intend to Avert Budget Standoff

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel this week unleashed a new campaign to break the U.S. budget impasse that triggered the recent massive automatic cuts known as “sequestration.” Hagel had a list of specific areas where U.S. defense will suffer if Congress and the Obama administration do not reach a budget deal soon.

Among the things to go could be three of the 11 U.S. aircraft carrier strike groups.

For months, the Defense Department had been issuing dire warnings about the …

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