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August 23, 2012 7:29 AM

Panetta hints at military budget cuts during Washington state visit

Leon Panetta used his first visit to the Puget Sound area as U.S. defense secretary to thank a Bremerton-based aircraft carrier crew that accelerated its deployment schedule because of Middle East unrest. He also took the opportunity to foreshadow budget decisions that could reshape the military in Washington state.

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