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<p>The Pentagon's fiscal 2015 budget proposal will have a major impact on many key weapons programs and the companies that build them, according to details released by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and senior defense officials.  REUTERS/Matt Hobinson</p>

The Pentagon's fiscal 2015 budget proposal will have a major impact on many key weapons programs and the companies that build them, according to details released by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and senior defense officials. REUTERS/Matt Hobinson more

The Pentagon's fiscal 2015 budget proposal will have a major impact on many key weapons programs and the companies that build them, according to details released by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and senior defense officials. REUTERS/Matt Hobinson

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<p>The defense budget due out next week would be the first to look beyond 13 years of conflict, shifting away from long-term ground wars like Iraq and Afghanistan.  REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic</p>

The defense budget due out next week would be the first to look beyond 13 years of conflict, shifting away from long-term ground wars like Iraq and Afghanistan. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

The defense budget due out next week would be the first to look beyond 13 years of conflict, shifting away from long-term ground wars like Iraq and Afghanistan. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

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<p>Hagel says the country needs to be clear-eyed about the risks posed by lower budget levels, which would challenge the Pentagon to field a smaller yet well-trained force that could cope with any adversary, but might not be able to respond simultaneously to multiple conflicts.  REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly</p>

Hagel says the country needs to be clear-eyed about the risks posed by lower budget levels, which would challenge the Pentagon to field a smaller yet well-trained force that could cope with any adversary, but might not be able to respond...more

Hagel says the country needs to be clear-eyed about the risks posed by lower budget levels, which would challenge the Pentagon to field a smaller yet well-trained force that could cope with any adversary, but might not be able to respond simultaneously to multiple conflicts. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

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<p>The Pentagon plans to reduce the size of the Army to between 440,000 and 450,000 soldiers. A reduction to 450,000 would be the Army's smallest size since 1940, before the United States entered World War Two, when it counted a troop strength of 267,767 according to Army figures.  REUTERS/Vladimir Pirogov</p>

The Pentagon plans to reduce the size of the Army to between 440,000 and 450,000 soldiers. A reduction to 450,000 would be the Army's smallest size since 1940, before the United States entered World War Two, when it counted a troop strength of...more

The Pentagon plans to reduce the size of the Army to between 440,000 and 450,000 soldiers. A reduction to 450,000 would be the Army's smallest size since 1940, before the United States entered World War Two, when it counted a troop strength of 267,767 according to Army figures. REUTERS/Vladimir Pirogov

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<p>The Pentagon would eliminate the Air Force fleet of A-10 "Warthog" close air support planes, in order to ensure continued funding of the new long-range bomber, the Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter and a new aerial refueling tanker.  REUTERS/Oleg Popov</p>

The Pentagon would eliminate the Air Force fleet of A-10 "Warthog" close air support planes, in order to ensure continued funding of the new long-range bomber, the Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter and a new aerial refueling tanker. ...more

The Pentagon would eliminate the Air Force fleet of A-10 "Warthog" close air support planes, in order to ensure continued funding of the new long-range bomber, the Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter and a new aerial refueling tanker. REUTERS/Oleg Popov

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<p>The Pentagon's budget will not include funding for the company's F/A-18 Super Hornets or EA-18 Growlers.  Senior U.S. defense officials said the F/A-18 remained a "very good airplane," but the F-35 offered the military additional electronic warfare capabilities.  REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon</p>

The Pentagon's budget will not include funding for the company's F/A-18 Super Hornets or EA-18 Growlers. Senior U.S. defense officials said the F/A-18 remained a "very good airplane," but the F-35 offered the military additional electronic warfare...more

The Pentagon's budget will not include funding for the company's F/A-18 Super Hornets or EA-18 Growlers. Senior U.S. defense officials said the F/A-18 remained a "very good airplane," but the F-35 offered the military additional electronic warfare capabilities. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

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<p>Hagel added the Pentagon had decided to build only 32 of its new Littoral Combat Ships, down from the 52 originally planned. He said the funds would be plowed back into developing a fast, new, more lethal ship similar to a frigate.  REUTERS/U.S. Navy/Lockheed-Martin/Handout</p>

Hagel added the Pentagon had decided to build only 32 of its new Littoral Combat Ships, down from the 52 originally planned. He said the funds would be plowed back into developing a fast, new, more lethal ship similar to a frigate. REUTERS/U.S....more

Hagel added the Pentagon had decided to build only 32 of its new Littoral Combat Ships, down from the 52 originally planned. He said the funds would be plowed back into developing a fast, new, more lethal ship similar to a frigate. REUTERS/U.S. Navy/Lockheed-Martin/Handout

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<p>In a reversal of an earlier decision, the Pentagon said it had decided to retire the 50-year-old U-2 spy plane.  REUTERS/Kim Kyung-hoon</p>

In a reversal of an earlier decision, the Pentagon said it had decided to retire the 50-year-old U-2 spy plane. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-hoon

In a reversal of an earlier decision, the Pentagon said it had decided to retire the 50-year-old U-2 spy plane. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-hoon

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<p>If sequestration budget cuts remained in effect, the Navy would have to retire the USS George Washington aircraft carrier.  REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco</p>

If sequestration budget cuts remained in effect, the Navy would have to retire the USS George Washington aircraft carrier. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

If sequestration budget cuts remained in effect, the Navy would have to retire the USS George Washington aircraft carrier. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

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<p>Hagel said the department would seek a 1 percent raise in pay for military personnel but would slow the growth of tax-free housing allowances, reduce the annual subsidy for military commissaries and reform the TRICARE health insurance program for military family members and retirees.  REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach</p>

Hagel said the department would seek a 1 percent raise in pay for military personnel but would slow the growth of tax-free housing allowances, reduce the annual subsidy for military commissaries and reform the TRICARE health insurance program for...more

Hagel said the department would seek a 1 percent raise in pay for military personnel but would slow the growth of tax-free housing allowances, reduce the annual subsidy for military commissaries and reform the TRICARE health insurance program for military family members and retirees. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

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