President Barack Obama will visit the Pentagon on Thursday to unveil
a revised US military strategy designed to reflect a more frugal era
and a greater focus on potential threats from China, officials said.
The Pentagon’s “defense strategic review” is supposed to set out an
approach for the US military at a time of fiscal pressures, as the Obama
administration prepares for more than $450 billion in defense cuts over
the next 10 years.
The review “will guide our budget priorities and decisions going forward,” the White House said in a statement Wednesday.
Obama will be joined by Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and
General Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, who
have vowed to maintain America’s military edge despite planned budget