DOD Leaders: Budget Request Supports Adaptable Future Force
By Karen Parrish
American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON, Feb. 15, 2012 – The Pentagon’s fiscal 2013 budget request follows the defense strategy in shaping an adaptable, rapidly deployable military force with key 21st-century capabilities, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta told Congress today.
Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta answers questions about the Pentagon’s budget proposal as Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, looks on during the leaders’ testimony before the House Armed Service Committee in Washington, D.C., Feb. 15, 2012. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley