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Defense cuts and Debt crisis could imply a U.S. disengagement from the world.

The Pentagon-Ministry of Defense of the United States of America

The White House already has ordered the Pentagon to come up with about $ 400 billion in defense cuts over the next 12 years, a reduction that would slow the growth in defense spending to about the current rate of inflation.

There is another plan waiting in the “stove”: an additional defense cut of $600 billions, totalizing 1 trillion in defense cuts for the next 12 years.  These larger and more painful cuts of an additional $600 billion would be triggered only if Republicans and Democrats cannot come to an agreement on a second round of spending cuts in the next four months.

To find $1 trillion in savings, the White House would have to make major changes to its current global military strategy.