PBS NewsHour

Thursday, January 5, 2012

01/05/2012 | 55m 8s

Tonight on the program, we examine President Obama's pledge to shrink the United States military. We talk to Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta on cuts in defense spending and the future of a smaller yet more flexible military. Also: GOP candidates in New Hampshire, Super PAC funding, the rise of U.S. automakers in 2011, and author Karl Pillemer new book on the trials of life and aging.

Aired: 01/05/12

Expired: 02/04/12

Rating: NR

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