Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel briefs reporters, Feb. 24, 2014, at the Pentagon.
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Business Latest: Pentagon’s new budget: Who wins?

 

LOSERS (AND SMALLER LOSERS) OF MILITARY CUTS: There will be no big winners in Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel’s proposal to shrink the U.S. military to pre-WWII levels, unless you count the American taxpayer. Almost everyone takes a haircut. For some, such as defense contractors who have been expecting the move for some time, it’s just a little off the top. For others, individual soldiers, Marines and civilian workers for the military, as well as some small towns in America that have depended on the military for decades, it’s a full-blown high and tight. Read more

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