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Rep. Fleming (R-LA) Warns Against Cuts to Defense Spending and Discusses Future of JRTC Expansion

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Uploaded on Nov 2, 2011

Congressman John Fleming, M.D., (LA-4), a member of the House Armed Services Committee participated in today's hearing on "The Future of the Military Services and Consequences of Defense Sequestration." A panel, featuring the commanding officers of the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines, described some of the outcomes the military would face due to defense spending cuts that could occur if a congressional panel is unable to agree on a deficit reduction plan by November 23. The panel was established as part of this past summer's debt ceiling deal that allowed another $2.4 trillion in deficit spending. Defense cuts that arise as a result of the committee's agreement, or lack of agreement, would be in addition to $465 billion in defense reductions that are already on the table. Dr. Fleming asked questions of General Norton Schwartz (Air Force) and General Raymond Odierno (Army)

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