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US Defence secretary and joint chiefs of staff discuss new cuts to military budget

A proposal released February 24, plans to shrink the US Army to pre-World War II levels.

US Defence secretary and joint chiefs of staff discuss new cuts to military budget
US secretary of defence Chuck Hagel (left) and chairman of the joint chiefs of Staff general Martin Dempsey (right) answer questions during a press conference at the Pentagon February 24, 2014 in Arlington, Virginia. Hagel and Dempsey spoke about the upcoming Defence Department budget requests during the press conference. A proposal released February 24, plans to shrink the US Army to pre-World War II levels. (Getty Images)
US Defence secretary and joint chiefs of staff discuss new cuts to military budget
US secretary of defence Chuck Hagel (left) and chairman of the joint chiefs of Staff general Martin Dempsey (right) answer questions during a press conference at the Pentagon February 24, 2014 in Arlington, Virginia. Hagel and Dempsey spoke about the upcoming Defense Department budget requests during the press conference. A proposal released February 24, plans to shrink the US Army to pre-World War II levels. (Getty Images)
US Defence secretary and joint chiefs of staff discuss new cuts to military budget
US secretary of defence Chuck Hagel (left) and chairman of the joint chiefs of Staff general Martin Dempsey (right) answer questions during a press conference at the Pentagon February 24, 2014 in Arlington, Virginia. Hagel and Dempsey spoke about the upcoming Defense Department budget requests during the press conference. A proposal released February 24, plans to shrink the US Army to pre-World War II levels. (Getty Images)
US Defence secretary and joint chiefs of staff discuss new cuts to military budget
US defence secretary Chuck Hagel speaks about the Defence Department's budget requests during a press conference at the Pentagon in Washington on February 24, 2014. (Getty Images)
US Defence secretary and joint chiefs of staff discuss new cuts to military budget
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff general Martin Dempsey speaks about the Defence Department's budget requests during a press conference at the Pentagon in Washington on February 24, 2014. (AFP/Getty Images)
US Defence secretary and joint chiefs of staff discuss new cuts to military budget
US defence secretary Chuck Hagel (left) speaks alongside chairman of the joint chiefs of staff Martin Dempsey about the Defence Department's budget requests during a press conference at the Pentagon in Washington on February 24, 2014. (AFP/Getty Images)
US Defence secretary and joint chiefs of staff discuss new cuts to military budget
US secretary of defence Chuck Hagel (left) and chairman of the joint chiefs of staff general Martin Dempsey (right) depart after answering questions at a press conference at the Pentagon February 24, 2014 in Arlington, Virginia. Hagel and Dempsey spoke about the upcoming Defence Department budget requests during the press conference. A proposal released February 24, plans to shrink the US Army to pre-World War II levels. (Getty Images)