Carter: DOD's 'Rebalance' To Asia Will Take Place Despite Sequestration

By Sebastian Sprenger / April 8, 2013 at 9:09 PM
The Defense Department's focus on the Asia Pacific region will move ahead even if the full measure of sequestration cuts were to take effect over the next 10 years, according to Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton Carter. Speaking today in Washington at the Center for Strategic and International studies, Carter sought to portray the looming $500 billion in reductions as not "structural" enough for the Pentagon to alter its plans in a fundamental way. "The rebalance is not in jeopardy," he...

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