CENTER FOR ARMS CONTROL AND NON-PROLIFERATION RESPONSES TO STRATEGIC CHOICE AND MANAGEMENT REVIEWWashington DC – July 31, 2013– Press Release – This afternoon, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral James Winnefeld, hosted a press conference regarding Pentagon planning under the Budget Control Act – commonly known as sequestration.
“The completion of the Strategic Choices Management Review by the Pentagon is a positive sign that the Department is taking seriously the reality of sequestration,” said Laicie Heeley, Director of Defense Policy at the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation. “The Secretary and Vice Chairman have spelled out future options showing that smart and strategic reductions in Pentagon spending can, in fact, enhance national security.”
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