Behind The Mic With Joe Mathieu: Military Budget Cuts More Than Troops

February 25, 2014 12:00 PM
Behind The Mic With Joe Mathieu: Military Budget Cuts More Than Troops
" BOSTON (CBS) – Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is trying to accomplish two things.

One is to realign the mission of the U.S. military to focus on modern threats like terrorism as opposed to armies on a battlefield.

The other is to address the fact that we have less money to go around.

Remember the sequester? Those mandatory budget cuts hit the Pentagon hard and that’s partly why Secretary Hagel is requesting reductions in his 2015 proposal.

The budget would shrink the size of the Army to the lowest troop levels since before World War II.

And this plan would do a lot more than that "

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