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.
Tom Temin is the host of The Federal Drive, which airs from 6-10 a.m. on 1500 AM in the Washington, D.C. region and online everywhere. Tom has 30 years experience in journalism, mostly in technology markets. Before coming to Federal News Radio, he was a long-serving editor-in-chief of Government Computer News and Washington Technology magazines.