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VIDEO & TRANSCRIPT: Defense Secretary Hagel on Sequester, Military Spending

Pentagon file photo

Recently confirmed Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel held a press briefing at the Pentagon on Friday, March 1, 2013, to address how DOD will respond to forced cuts under budget sequestering. Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter also fielded questions. Hagel expressed concerns about the impact of cuts on military readiness. Some steps to be taken are expected to include a civilian hiring freeze, civilian

Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf Dies at 78

Norman Schwarzkopf file photo

Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf, USA (Ret.), has passed on at age 78, reportedly of complications from pneumonia. Schwarzkopf led allied coalition forces in Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm to expel Saddam Hussein’s Iraqi forces rom Kuwait in the first Gulf War in 1991. A native of New Jersey, Schwarzkopf was a West Point graduate who also attended the U.S. Army War College and earned