What a litany of blatant lies! Firstly, the pending cuts are not mere "cuts in growth"; they are REAL cuts in defense spending. 1st round of the BCA: down from $535B in '12 to $521B in '13. If sequestration kicks in, defense will go down to $469B in '13 and not recover from it for an entire decade. The results will be weapon program killing across the board and drastic cuts in the force structure of ALL services, including the nuclear deterrent. As a result, the US military will be too small to defend even America itself, to say nothing of its allies.