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General Odierno on Defense Cuts: 'We May Have to Do Less with Less'

3:28 PM, May 12, 2011 • By DANIEL HALPER
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General Ray Odierno is warning against Defense cuts, Defense News reports:

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Presenting a dim outlook for the future of defense spending, Gen. Raymond Odierno, head of Joint Forces Command, warned against the folly of "doing more with less" - an approach, he said, which would lead to a hollow force.

Rather, he said, "we may have to do less with less. We may have to brutally accept more risk, where in the past we reduced risk."

Odierno's Joint Forces Command is on the leading edge of cuts in defense spending. Defense Secretary Robert Gates announced in February the command in southeast Virginia would be dissolved.

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