Pentagon to Make 'Quick Decisions' on Sequester Cuts

February 28, 2013

The Pentagon will make "some very quick decisions" on programs to be hit by automatic spending cuts under the so-called sequester, a Defense Department spokesman said Thursday.

"We will have to make some very quick decisions about programs that we may need to pare back and so forth as a result of sequestration," Pentagon spokesman George Little told reporters, as time ticked away to reach a possible deal to avert the cuts.

"We remain hopeful that some 11th hour deal can be reached by the Congress," Little said during a press briefing.

"This is a deeply problematic situation for this Department and for others. We hope to avert it," he said.

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