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Sec. of Defense says rising costs force department to reshape military

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The Secretary of Defense says the rising costs in different areas are forcing the department to reshape the military.

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel spoke earlier today at the National Defense University at Fort McNair.

Hagel stated that the escalated spending for military benefits and weapons replacements are dwindling the funds needed for training and operations.

Spending cuts to personnel, health care and weapons were made to create leaner budgets are part of the solution Hagel proposed today.

He says the Pentagon must evaluate the increasing size and structure of the military. 

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