Congress must look beyond cutting the Defense Department’s budget in trying to attain fiscal responsibility, Secretary Leon Panetta said Tuesday.
Both the Defense and State Departments face budget cuts as a result of the debt ceiling compromise Aug. 2.
“We recognize that we’re in a resource limitation here, and that we got to deal we’ve those challenges,” Panetta said. “But I don’t think you have to choose between our national security and fiscal responsibility.”
Panetta has previously warned against “hasty” cuts to the defense budget.
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