U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta briefs the media at the Pentagon Briefing Room in Washington, DC

 
U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta briefs the media at the Pentagon Briefing Room in Washington, DC
U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta briefs the media at the Pentagon Briefing Room in Washington, DC January 26, 2012. The Pentagon unveiled budget cuts on Thursday that would slash the size of the U.S. military by eliminating thousands of jobs, mothballing ships and trimming air squadrons in an effort to shift strategic direction and reduce spending by $487 billion over a decade. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS MILITARY)