NBC Evening News for Thursday, Jan 05, 2012
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(Pentagon: Jim Miklaszewski) President Obama's new strategy for the military examined; details given about the cost of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and the cutbacks for the Pentagon and servicemembers. [OBAMA – talks about maintaining military superiority.] [Secretary of Defense Leon PANETTA – notes the debt/deficit problem is a national security risk.] [NBC military analyst retired Gen. Barry McCAFFREY- worries about telling adversaries about US capabilities.] The reaction from House Republicans noted.
(Studio: Brian Williams) Live in-studio discussion held with NBC military analyst retired Col. Jack Jacobs about Obama’s strategy. [JACOBS – says to save money you have to make the Army smaller; predicts we will continue to call on the National Guard and the Reserves.]
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