Prospect of automatic Pentagon budget-cut triggers just another empty threat

The Mil & Aero Video Blog, 9 Aug. 2011. Everyone worried about the automatic budget-cutting triggers in the latest federal agreement to raise the debt ceiling? Well, don't be. Congress will make up its own rules as it goes along -- like Congress always does. What ultimately may force cuts in the defense budget will be far more substantial than the latest negotiations in Washington.

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