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Guard Reacts To Proposed Cuts

Earlier this month Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel presented the Pentagon’s 2015 budget to Congress. It calls for drastic cuts in military spending, reducing the army to the smallest number of troops since before the Second World War. It’s not just the Army that gets cut, though. The National Guard would be reduced by 10 percent.

Major General Steven Cray is Vermont’s Adjutant General. Last week, he was one of 50 Adjutants General who signed a letter to Defense Secretary Hagel protesting the proposed Pentagon cuts. He spoke with Vermont Edition about them.