Panetta to Divulge Results of Strategic Review Next Month
In advance of the February submission of the department’s budget request for fiscal year 2013, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta plans to disclose the results of the Pentagon’s strategic review in January.
“In light of the hundreds of billions of dollars of cuts that we’re confronting, he understands that we need to discuss with the American people what the U.S. military of the 21st century is going to do, at least in the near term, and what some of those trade-offs might need to be,” Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said Friday, according to Reuters.
The strategic review begun in May will form the basis of decisions made about the FY 2013 budget, Little emphasized.
“Eventually, obviously we’re going to have to talk about the budget itself and the particular decisions that are being considered,” he said. “So I think you can expect that in January all of us will have a great deal of discussion on the budget.”