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Panetta Plays Last Card, Warns Defense Cuts Could Lead to Attack on the U.S.

• National Journal
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has been steadily escalating his warnings about the impact of the deep cuts facing the Pentagon if the congressional super committee fails to reach a deal. On Thursday, he played the last – and strongest -- card in his deck, arguing that the hundreds of billions of dollars of mandatory cuts would directly imperil U.S. national security.

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Comment by Howard Engel
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Another fear mongering ploy. No department head wants to see his department cut. "Cut others but not mine"

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