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  •  - U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel gives a speech at Ft. McNair in Washington

    U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel gives a speech at Ft. McNair in Washington

    Posted: 4/3/2013 1:20:40 PM EST
    U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel gives a speech on fiscal defense spending at Ft. McNair in Washington April 3, 2013. REUTERS/Gary Cameron
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              Brig. Gen. Donald MacWillie answers questions Friday, March 8, 2013 about the impact of federal budget cuts on Army operations at Fort Riley, Kan. The base commander said cuts in defens

    Brig. Gen. Donald MacWillie answers questions Friday, March 8, 2013 about the impact of federal budget cuts on Army operations at Fort Riley, Kan. The base commander said cuts in defens

    Posted: 3/8/2013 4:33:21 PM EST
    Brig. Gen. Donald MacWillie answers questions Friday, March 8, 2013 about the impact of federal budget cuts on Army operations at Fort Riley, Kan. The base commander said cuts in defense spending will impact soldier training schedules and could result in the furlough of 2,700 civilian employees beginning in April. (AP Photo/John Milburn)
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              Delegates from the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) line up as they arrive for a session of the National People's Congress and the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conferen

    Delegates from the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) line up as they arrive for a session of the National People's Congress and the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conferen

    Posted: 3/4/2013 11:18:31 AM EST
    Delegates from the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) line up as they arrive for a session of the National People's Congress and the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference held at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing Monday, March 4, 2013. In a rare move, China on Monday declined to reveal its defense budget request for 2013. It has been customarily that the country announces its defense spending plan for a new year at a press conference that is held a day before the opening of an annual session of the National People's Congress, China's parliament. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
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              A Chinese paramilitary policeman stands guard on Tiananmen Square while sessions of the National People's Congress and the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference are held at

    A Chinese paramilitary policeman stands guard on Tiananmen Square while sessions of the National People's Congress and the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference are held at

    Posted: 3/4/2013 11:18:31 AM EST
    A Chinese paramilitary policeman stands guard on Tiananmen Square while sessions of the National People's Congress and the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference are held at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing Monday, March 4, 2013. In a rare move, China on Monday declined to reveal its defense budget request for 2013. It has been customarily that the country announces its defense spending plan for a new year at a press conference that is held a day before the opening of an annual session of the National People's Congress, China's parliament. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
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              FILE - This undated file photo provided by the General Dynamics Land System shows the production of an Abrams tank in Lima, Ohio. A new defense spending plan will keep the nation's only

    FILE - This undated file photo provided by the General Dynamics Land System shows the production of an Abrams tank in Lima, Ohio. A new defense spending plan will keep the nation's only

    Posted: 1/9/2013 11:13:28 AM EST
    FILE - This undated file photo provided by the General Dynamics Land System shows the production of an Abrams tank in Lima, Ohio. A new defense spending plan will keep the nation's only tank manufacturing plant operating through the next two years, ending months of worry about the future of the factory where about 800 workers refurbish the Abrams tanks. (AP Photo/General Dynamics Land System, File)
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              FILE - In this July 30, 2012, file photo Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney meets with Poland's Prime Minister Donald Tusk at The Gdansk Old Town H

    FILE - In this July 30, 2012, file photo Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney meets with Poland's Prime Minister Donald Tusk at The Gdansk Old Town H

    Posted: 10/7/2012 12:18:30 PM EST
    FILE - In this July 30, 2012, file photo Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney meets with Poland's Prime Minister Donald Tusk at The Gdansk Old Town Hall, in Gdansk. The Bush-ear missile defense program, dear to Poland, was replaced by President Barack Obama early in his presidency. Romney would reverse Obama's proposed cuts of missile defense spending of about 7 percent, to $9.7 billion in 2013, and wants to maintain Obama's plans in Europe — so long as they work. But he argues that part of Obama's plan is based on theoretical technology and was designed as much to appease Russia as to address threats from Iran. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)
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              FILE - In this April 1, 2009, file photo U.S. President Barack Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, left, meet ahead of the G20 summit in London. Early in his presidency, Barack

    FILE - In this April 1, 2009, file photo U.S. President Barack Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, left, meet ahead of the G20 summit in London. Early in his presidency, Barack

    Posted: 10/7/2012 12:18:30 PM EST
    FILE - In this April 1, 2009, file photo U.S. President Barack Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, left, meet ahead of the G20 summit in London. Early in his presidency, Barack Obama replaced a George W. Bush-era plan for missile defense in Europe that had roiled relations with Russia. Obama says his four-stage plan would protect Europe and the United States as foes develop more sophisticated missiles. The announcement initially eased tensions with Moscow, which considered the previous plan a threat to its nuclear might. Obama has proposed cutting missile defense spending in 2013 by about 7 percent, to $9.7 billion. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)
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    Posted: 3/4/2012 3:15:46 AM EST
    A Chinese military officer watches others arrive at the Great Hall of the People to attend a meeting in Beijing, Sunday, March 4, 2012. China says it plans to boost defense spending by 11.2 percent in 2012, as strong economic growth continues to fuel rapid military expansion. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
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    Posted: 3/4/2012 3:15:46 AM EST
    A Chinese military delegate adjusts his hat as others arrive for a meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, Sunday, March 4, 2012. China says it plans to boost defense spending by 11.2 percent in 2012, as strong economic growth continues to fuel rapid military expansion. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
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    Posted: 3/4/2012 3:15:46 AM EST
    Chinese military delegates arrive for a meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, Sunday, March 4, 2012. China says it plans to boost defense spending by 11.2 percent in 2012, as strong economic growth continues to fuel rapid military expansion. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
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    Posted: 3/4/2012 3:15:46 AM EST
    Chinese military officers arrive for a meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, Sunday, March 4, 2012. China says it plans to boost defense spending by 11.2 percent in 2012, as strong economic growth continues to fuel rapid military expansion. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
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    Posted: 2/13/2012 9:55:46 PM EST
    FILE - In this Defense Secretary Leon Panetta Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin E. Dempsey outline the main areas of proposed defense spending cuts during a news conference at the Pentagon. "Make no mistake, the savings that we are proposing will impact on all 50 states and many districts, congressional districts, across America," Panetta said, spelling out the new strategy. "This will be a test, a test of whether reducing the deficit is about talk or about action." President Barack Obama submits his complete budget proposal to Congress on Feb. 13, but included in Panetta's preview were enough details to stir alarm on Capitol Hill. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
  •  - File photo of a naval officer looking underneath the mockup of an unmanned aircraft in San Diego

    File photo of a naval officer looking underneath the mockup of an unmanned aircraft in San Diego

    Posted: 2/1/2012 10:33:57 AM EST
    A naval officer looks underneath the mockup of a Northrop Grumman X-47B long-range, high endurance unmanned aircraft while visiting the Naval Aviation Centennial event at Naval Air Station North Island in San Diego, California in this February 11, 2011 file photo. Weapons manufacturer Northrop Grumman Corp posted an 80 percent increase in fourth-quarter profit, the company reported February 1, 2012, but said earnings and sales would drop in 2012 given the challenging U.S. defense spending environment. Picture taken February 11, 2011. REUTERS/Mike Blake/File (UNITED STATES - Tags: MILITARY)
  •  - A mockup of the Northrop Grumman Broad Area Maritime Surveillance Unmanned Aircraft System is displayed in San Diego

    A mockup of the Northrop Grumman Broad Area Maritime Surveillance Unmanned Aircraft System is displayed in San Diego

    Posted: 2/1/2012 10:25:22 AM EST
    A mockup of the Northrop Grumman Broad Area Maritime Surveillance Unmanned Aircraft System (BAMS UAS) is displayed as part of the Station North Island (NASNI), Naval Aviation Centennial in San Diego, California in this February 11, 2011 file photo. Weapons manufacturer Northrop Grumman Corp posted an 80 percent increase in fourth-quarter profit, the company reported February 1, 2012, but said earnings and sales would drop in 2012 given the challenging U.S. defense spending environment. Picture taken February 11, 2011. REUTERS/Mike Blake/File (UNITED STATES - Tags: MILITARY POLITICS)
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    Posted: 4/29/2011 8:37:06 AM EST
    In this April 15, 2011 photo, a motorist, who only wished to be identified as Pablo, fills up at a Shell gas station in Seattle. The economy slowed sharply in the first three months of the year as high gas prices cut into consumer spending, bad weather delayed construction projects and the federal government slashed defense spending by the most in six years. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)