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April 4, 2013 1:30 am

Hagel Attempts to Mollify Military Leaders Worried About Budget Cuts

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Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel. Photo: Monica A. King.

Washington Free Beacon – Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel tried to mollify worried military leaders Wednesday, speaking publicly for the first time about the Defense Department’s pressing budgetary woes.

Widespread cuts to the defense budget have led DoD to impose furloughs on civilian employees, defer critical maintenance projects, and consider cutting benefits to military families.

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