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Army Gen. Martin Dempsey is welcomed by Sen. John McCain, Arizona Republican, before testifying Tuesday before the Senate Armed Services Committee on his nomination to be chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. "It's important that we place everything on the table, so that we can maintain balance at whatever level [of cuts] we end up at," he said of impending defense budge cuts. (Associated Press)

Army Gen. Martin Dempsey is welcomed by Sen. John McCain, Arizona Republican, before testifying Tuesday before the Senate Armed Services Committee on his nomination to be chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. "It's important that we place everything on the table, so that we can maintain balance at whatever level [of cuts] we end up at," he said of impending defense budge cuts. (Associated Press)

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