The discussion comes at a time when the Pentagon is already facing large budget cuts due to sequester and pressure from detainees who have begun a hunger strike.
“I think obviously this is what is going to happen to happen to Afghan Security Forces as we step back and increase and shoulder much of the combat operation burden,” Carter told reporters in a remote appearance from Afghanistan.
“Every man and woman who served in Iraq carries with them the scars of war.”
In 2011, 55 percent said that the invasion was in error and in 2008, a record high of 63 percent said it was a mistake.
Ft. Greely in Alaska will receive 14 interceptors in what Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Friday is a move that will double U.S.’ missile defense capability.
The poll found that 55 percent replied that they did not know enough while 17 percent said the the cuts were a good thing and 27 percent said that the cuts would be bad.
In 2012, 201,000 soldiers received Army tuition assistance.
Hagel disputed Karzai’s claim that the United States and Taliban are working together to destabilize the country.
Hagel will be meeting with Afghan President Hamid Karzai
61 percent want 5 percent in cuts while 33 percent said they were opposed. When it comes to military spending, 60 percent opposed reductions while just 34 percent said they supported it.