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Secure Freedom Minute: 'Doomsday Machine' Threatens Troop Funding, Says Panetta


This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

The clock is ticking on your national security. A congressional ‘Super Committee’ has just a few weeks to find 1.2 trillion dollars in spending cuts. If it doesn’t succeed, America’s military will be the principal billpayer, with funding for our troops slashed by some $600 billion. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has called that prospect “the Doomsday Machine.”

He’s right for at least two reasons: First, these cuts would be on top of nearly half a trillion dollars that has already been reduced — or will shortly be — from the Pentagon’s budget. The effect would be not just to hollow out our armed forces, but to eviscerate them.

Second, the world is already becoming a very dangerous place, for us and other friends of freedom. We literally cannot afford to make it more so.

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute. Learn more at

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