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Washington is busy doing post -- -- on the burned out carcass of the super committee.
-- ninety congressional correspondent Mike Emanuel looks at some of the ramifications in one crucial area national defense.
After the super committee failed the blame game began -- Senator John Kerry taking a shot his Republican colleagues.
America is stuck with the absolute rigidity of people who want -- to protect the wealthiest people in the country.
Instead of providing one point two trillion dollars of deficit reduction.
Following the failure present Obama vowed to keep the pressure on congress and threaten to veto any effort to remove the automatic cuts scheduled to take effect in January 2013.
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta also criticized congress but reiterated his concern about the military quote if congress fails to act over the next year.
The Department of Defense will face devastating automatic across the board cuts that looked hair as seem in the nation's defense.
The top Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee.
Is worry too.
Military chiefs have said these cuts would be totally devastating we live in a dangerous world as we should -- so the president again -- -- regarded.
The strong recommendations.
The secretary of defense and the leaders.
The military the.
Pentagon has warned the cuts would lead to the smallest US ground forces 1940 the fewest number of shifts in the navy since 1915.
And the smallest air force in its history.
Preventing that will require congress passing one point two trillion dollars in deficit reduction which is what the twelve member super committee just failed to do.
And goes into effect -- it will now.
We have to ask ourselves are we willing to live with that and -- -- not is there way to have a shared sacrifice moving forward.
I think you'll see over coming months we're gonna know offer proposals that would be alternatives to these cuts.
And added complication will be trying to do it most likely in an election year but McCain says there are not defense places to slash spending.
We are reducing defense spending and we're doing it rather dramatically.
So I think we should do away with the agricultural subsidies.
The top Republican on the Budget Committee senator Jeff Sessions has done an analysis showing the disproportionate impact of the cuts on defense spending.
While the major players in terms of our long term debt entitlements are not touched sessions calls that both unwise and dangerous Shannon.
-- a live on Capitol Hill thank you.
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