PBS NewsHour

Panetta on Pentagon Budget: 'Cutting Almost $500 Billion...

Clip: 01/05/2012 | 12m 34s

In an interview Thursday after his news conference at the Pentagon, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told Jeffrey Brown that the United States seeks to be a power in the Pacific and that defense budget cuts announced Thursday will be hard on the military and families, but he hopes a smaller, more flexible armed forces will emerge.

Aired: 01/05/12

Rating: NR

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