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Analysis: DoD 2013 budget to lead to makeover or minor adjustments?

Lawrence Korb, senior fellow, Center for American Progress

wfedstaff | June 4, 2015 4:52 pm

A smaller Army but more special forces and cybersecurity are some of the features in the 2013 national defense budget outlined by Defense Secretary Leon Panetta on Thursday. At $525 billion, the proposed budget is 1 percent less than this year’s base budget.

So has the administration ordered up a re-shaping of the world’s most powerful military? Or has it just made a few minor adjustments.

Lawrence Korb, senior fellow at the Center for American Progress and former assistant Defense secretary for manpower and logistics, has analysis with The Federal Drive with Tom Temin.


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