RadioBDC Logo
Best Day of My Life | American Authors Listen Live
THIS STORY HAS BEEN FORMATTED FOR EASY PRINTING

Ahead of possible cuts, Panetta tours Conn. shipyard

Workers question defense chief

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, center, toured the Virginia-class submarine Mississippi yesterday during a visit to the shipyard of Electric Boat in Groton, Conn. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, center, toured the Virginia-class submarine Mississippi yesterday during a visit to the shipyard of Electric Boat in Groton, Conn. (Tim Martin/The Day via Associated Press)
By Michael Melia
Associated Press / November 18, 2011

E-mail this article

Invalid E-mail address
Invalid E-mail address

Sending your article

Your article has been sent.

Text size +

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta was touring the shipyard of Electric Boat, a Navy contractor that could see its hopes to step up production of multibillion-dollar submarines stunted by deficit-trimming cuts in Washington. The visit yesterday to the company in Groton comes as a congressional panel works toward a Thanksgiving deadline to come up with at least $1.2 trillion in deficit savings over the next 10 years. Failure to produce a measure would trigger painful, across-the-board cuts to the defense budget.

For more from BostonGlobe.com, sign up or log in below

To continue, please sign up or log in to BostonGlobe.com

Access the full articles and quality reporting of The Boston Globe at BostonGlobe.com

Sign up

Unlimited Access to BostonGlobe.com for 4 weeks for only 99¢.

Are you a Boston Globe home delivery subscriber?

Get FREE access as part of your print subscription.

BostonGlobe.com subscriber

Click to continue reading this article or to log in to BostonGlobe.com.