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Until every one comes home | The Magazine of the USO


The buzz words will be “budget cuts,” but that hardly explains all the dimensions of the Defense Department strategy changes President Barack Obama and Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta announced Thursday at the Pentagon.

  • “[O]ur military will be leaner,” Obama said Thursday, “but the world must know—the United States is going to maintain our military superiority.” The New York Times has a full wrap-up of the press conference.
  • Deeper cuts next year? A Reuters analysis questions where the DOD—and Panetta, specifically—is heading.