Even if sequestration is rolled back somewhat, defense cuts may be likely, two Senate leaders suggested this week. Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin, D-Mich., and committee member Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., both suggested it may be impossible to avoid cutting defense spending. The discussion comes as a bicameral panel made up of both chambers' Budget Committee members gets to work on recommendations for the budget. The panel was created as part of the fiscal deal passed this week.

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