Chuck Hagel, Gen. Martin Dempsey Defend Pentagon Troop Reduction Proposal; Publication of False Customer Reviews Is Not Free Speech

The Washington Times (Washington, DC), March 6, 2014 | Go to article overview

Chuck Hagel, Gen. Martin Dempsey Defend Pentagon Troop Reduction Proposal; Publication of False Customer Reviews Is Not Free Speech


Byline: Maggie Ybarra, THE WASHINGTON TIMES

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, defended the Pentagon's proposal to trim military strength on Wednesday, while also asking lawmakers for additional funding for training and weapons upgrades.

Mr. Hagel told members of the Senate Armed Services Committee that the Pentagon is repositioning the military for new strategic challenges and opportunities, while navigating "through a period of great uncertainty."

With austerity pressure shrinking the defense budget during recent years, Mr. Hagel said, the Defense Department has had to make tough choices. He noted the Pentagon had to accommodate a $37 billion budget cut "in a matter of months while trying to avoid catastrophic damage to national security."

For the first time since he released the Fiscal Year 2015 budget request, Mr. Hagel met publicly with lawmakers to discuss their concerns about the budget, ranging from proposals to pump another $26 billion into the budget to a reduction in the number of service members available to respond to national emergencies.

Committee Chairman Carl Levin, Michigan Democrat, expressed interest in the possibility of exceeding statutory spending caps on the Fiscal Year 2015 budget request to the tune of $26 billion.

The Pentagon is requesting the extra funding -- a budget boost defense officials describe as an "Opportunity, Growth and Security Initiative" -- to pay for additional training and repairs.

Mr. Hagel has said the initiative would be paid for "with a balanced package of spending cuts and tax reforms" that would let the Pentagon "increase training, upgrade aircraft and weapons systems, and make needed repairs" to military facilities.

"If we want to restore funding cuts proposed in the president's budget, we have two choices: We can raise the statutory funding caps, or we can find other savings in the defense budget to pay for any proposed cuts that we do not want to make," Mr. Levin suggested. …

The rest of this article is only available to active members of Questia

Already a member? Log in now.

Notes for this article

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items
Notes
Cite this article

Cited article

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA 8, MLA 7, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Note: primary sources have slightly different requirements for citation. Please see these guidelines for more information.

Cited article

Chuck Hagel, Gen. Martin Dempsey Defend Pentagon Troop Reduction Proposal; Publication of False Customer Reviews Is Not Free Speech
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this article

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Help
Full screen
Items saved from this article
  • Highlights & Notes
  • Citations
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

matching results for page

    Questia reader help

    How to highlight and cite specific passages

    1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
    2. Click or tap the last word you want to select, and you’ll see everything in between get selected.
    3. You’ll then get a menu of options like creating a highlight or a citation from that passage of text.

    OK, got it!

    Cited passage

    Style
    Citations are available only to our active members.
    Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA 8, MLA 7, APA and Chicago citation styles.

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

    1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

    Cited passage

    Thanks for trying Questia!

    Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

    Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

    Buy instant access to save your work.

    Already a member? Log in now.

    Search by... Author
    Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

    Oops!

    An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.