Hagel Says Equipment May Trump Manpower Amid Cuts

Law360, Washington (November 5, 2013, 5:19 PM EST) -- The U.S military will need to adjust its budgetary and strategic planning to deal with changing national security challenges while facing ongoing sequester cuts, which may include prioritizing new equipment over more manpower, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Tuesday.

Hagel, speaking at a forum hosted by think tank the Center for Strategic and International Studies, slammed the budget cuts being imposed on the military by sequestration. These cuts, as well the continued failure to pass a budget bill for the U.S. Department of Defense, have caused...
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