**FILE** Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin E. Dempsey testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington on Feb. 12, 2013, before the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on the looming cuts to the defense budget. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin E. Dempsey testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington on Feb. 12, 2013, before the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on the looming cuts to the defense budget. (Associated Press)