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Army Chief Warns of $25 Billion Budget Gap

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Army Chief Warns of $25 Billion Budget Gap

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Army Chief Warns of $25 Billion Budget Gap

Army Chief Warns of $25 Billion Budget Gap

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According to a Los Angeles Times report published Monday, U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Peter Schoomaker has refused to submit a budget for military expenditures because he believes Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld has requested about $25 billion less than what is needed.

Los Angeles Times Pentagon reporter Peter Speigel, who wrote the story, talks with Mike Pesca.