Hagel: Top military brass to be cut 20 percent

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Posted: Tuesday, July 16, 2013 12:00 am

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Tuesday he has ordered 20 percent "across the top" budget cuts for his Pentagon staff and that of his top brass.

The reductions, which he did not spell out in detail, are for the 2015-19 period. They will apply to his office, that of the Joint Chief's chairman and also the Pentagon headquarters offices of the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps.

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