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  • **FILE** Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta (Associated Press)

    Pentagon ponders budget cuts in face of 'perfect storm'

    The Pentagon is considering a range of options to meet a bipartisan call to greatly reduce defense spending in what is a "perfect storm" rocking the military's once-sturdy budget plans.


  • A pre-production model of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter is seen in a file photo. (Northrop Grumman via Associated Press)

    Pentagon mulls ways to make major cuts

    The Pentagon is considering a range of options to meet a bipartisan call to greatly reduce defense spending in what is a "perfect storm" rocking the military's once-plump budget plans.


  • SLASHING COSTS: Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates is looking for ways to save money. (Associated Press)

    Pentagon to cut out big-war funds

    The Pentagon has begun a new hunt for cost savings that likely will lead to scaling back big-war weapons systems in favor of funding smaller conflicts typified by Iraq and Afghanistan.


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