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WASHINGTON, D.C. (Worthy News)– An independent panel appointed by the Pentagon said Thursday that President Obama's military strategy for sizing the force is too weak to meet growing national security threats, the Washington Times reported.
It also said the shrinking U.S. armed forces, which are being downsized to fit that strategy, is a "serious strategic misstep on the part of the United States."
The warning came from a special panel of outside experts appointed to review the Pentagon’s 2014 Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR), a strategy for shaping the active and reserve force. — Source
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Under President Obama, U.S. military spending has been cut first by $487 billion over 10 years. That was followed by automatic spending cuts imposed by the Budget Control Act that included another $37 billion cut and additional cuts of $75 billion for 2014 and 2015.
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