31 Mar '12, 10pm

DOD: ‘Panetta Blasts Congress for Failure to Avert Sequestration’

DOD: ‘Panetta Blasts Congress for Failure to Avert Sequestration’

Panetta Blasts Congress for Failure to Avert Sequestration By Donna Miles American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, March 31, 2012 – Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta blasted Congress yesterday for threatening the Defense Department with sequestration he said would be devastating to the force. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta answers a sailor's question on board the USS Peleliu in the Pacific Ocean, March 30, 2012. DOD photo by Erin Kirk-Cuomo (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. “Congress did a stupid thing,” he told crewmembers of USS Peleliu during a shipboard visit off the Southern California coast. “What they essentially did was to put a gun to their heads and to the head of the country and basically say that if they did not come up with a plan to reduce the deficit, that this so-called sequester process would go into effect.” Th...

Full article: http://www.defense.gov/news/newsarticle.aspx?id=67791

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