VIDEO-REVISIONIST RUSSIA-Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel Military Readiness | Video | C-SPAN.org

October 15, 2014

Secretary Chuck Hagel gave the keynote speech at the annual meeting of the Association of the U.S. Army. He talked about his proposal… read more

Secretary Chuck Hagel gave the keynote speech at the annual meeting of the Association of the U.S. Army. He talked about his proposal to reduce the active duty Army force to its lowest level since before World War II. This came as a result of defense spending cuts and a change in defense strategy to make the military a smaller tactical force as it shifts to more specialized capabilities. Secretary Hagel has warned that further reductions would be necessary if sequestration* cuts were not rescinded by Congress.

*Sequestration, a legal procedure in which every federal agency has the same percentage of its budget taken back in order to cut deficit spending, was part of a debt ceiling and tax increase agreement for the Budget Control Act of 2011 and began March 1, 2013. close

Javascript must be enabled in order to access C-SPAN videos.

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

People in this video

Hosting Organization

Related Video

http://www.c-span.org/video/?322121-1/defense-secretary-chuck-hagel-military-readiness