House GOP Slams Troop Reductions In DOD Budget

Law360, New York (February 15, 2012, 9:18 PM EST) -- House Armed Services Committee Chairman Buck McKeon, R-Calif., blasted the president's 2013 defense budget at a Wednesday hearing, saying he had serious concerns about significant reductions in troop levels while the nation remains at war in Afghanistan.

"An honest and valid strategy for national defense can't be founded on the premise that we must do more with less, or even less with less,” McKeon said.

For the second straight day, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta went to Capitol Hill to defend President Barack Obama's 2013 military...
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