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Why Panetta’s Pentagon Cuts Are Easier Than You Think
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Why Panetta’s Pentagon Cuts Are Easier Than You Think

Even with proposed cuts, the Pentagon does not have a resource problem, it has a management problem, writes Lawrence J. Korb.

This week, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta is expected to announce a strategy for cutting hundreds of billions of dollars from the defense budget. Civilian and military leaders have reacted with apocalyptic warnings, decrying the disastrous impact such cuts will have. They claim that without proper resources the United States will not be able to protect its interests around the globe.

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Lawrence J. Korb

Senior Fellow

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