CSIS Forum: Defense Secretary Hagel: Sequester “Irresponsible” but New Normal

Projected defense budget cuts of $1 trillion during the next decade are “too fast, too much, too abrupt, and too irresponsible,” said Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel this week at the Center for Strategic and International Studies’ Global Security Forum. Nevertheless, “we do not have the option of ignoring reality or assuming something will change.”

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