Obama unveils strategy for slimmed-down military

President Barack Obama discusses defense strategic guidance, Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012, at the Pentagon. ( AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

January 5, 2012 9:43:23 AM PST
President Barack Obama put his personal stamp Thursday on a rejiggered Pentagon strategy for absorbing hundreds of billions of dollars in defense budget cuts, marking a turning point in U.S. security policy after a decade of war.