Slashing the budget would disrupt war operations and support for our troops. Is it fair to ask our troops to fight in war zones while denying them the support they need? Maybe Mr. Guinta (and other tea-partyers) would like to take their place in an under-funded war? The military accepts men his age.
Even as we shred the defense budget, Panetta points out that the threats to national security will remain and we risk not meeting our defense needs. We do have enemies, and I am outraged that Congressman Guinta voted to weaken America and endanger us all.