Automatic U.S. Budget Cuts Seen as Probable While Stances Harden

Automatic U.S. Budget Cuts Seen as Probable While Stances Harden

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U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, left, with Col. Christopher E. Craige, Commander of the 39th Air Base Wing at Incirlik Air Base in this Dec. 14, 2012 file photo in Incirlik, Turkey.