Missouri Rep. Todd Akin is a member of the House Armed Services Committee and is not at all comfortable with the amount of cuts in military spending proposed by the Obama administration. Rep. Akin explains why the sheer volume of cuts is alarming to him and which specific reductions in funding and personnel concern him most. Also an expert in sea power, Akin details why Obama’s proposed focus on Asia requires many more ships rather fewer. He also highlights the concerns expressed by Obama’s own defense secretary.
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