Despite a budgetary squeeze, the military shouldn't cut back too soon on deployments or missions, says Maj. Gen. Steven Kwast, director of the Air Force quadrennial defense review at the office of the Air Force assistant vice chief of staff. "To presuppose that missions will go away because there is less money is shortsighted," Kwast said. "Creative approaches can create room where you can still accomplish things, but do them differently."

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