Shifts at Pentagon Reflect Dual Realities of Different Threats, Tighter Budgets

The Obama administration's high-profile rollout of its new military blueprint for the years ahead was designed to do two very different things: mark a decisive shift away from manpower-heavy counterinsurgencies like Afghanistan and shield the White House from Republican criticism over its plans for significant cuts to the Pentagon budget.
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President Barack Obama announces spending cuts at the Pentagon (CNN)

Posted: Fri, 01/06/2012 - 2:31pm