Defense Secretary Panetta: Cuts will have 'impact on all 50 states'

Panetta said that the new budget reflects "a series of tough budget choices," but would not "hollow out the force" as the military becomes leaner and more agile. 

"I believe we have developed a very complete package designed to achieve our strategic aims," Panetta said. "Make no mistake, the savings we are proposing will impact on all 50 states, and many districts across America."

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