pentagonA key member of the House Armed Services Committee says the Pentagon’s proposed defense cuts are too big, show no coherent national security strategy and will not pass the House of Representatives. He also said the administration’s actions smack of political calculation. On Monday, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced troop reductions to the lowest levels since the days before World War II. The Army will drop its troop levels to between 440,000-450,000. The U-2 surveillance planes and A-10 Warthogs would be scrapped under this plan and replaced in part by unmanned vehicles. Eleven Navy cruisers would also be put of the shelf for modernization.  Rep. Rob Wittman, R-Va., represents a district in one of the most military-centered states in the country and chairs the Armed Services Subcommittee on Readiness. He said the reductions are too much and don’t follow a coherent strategy. More