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Military Readiness ‘Tipping Point’

18 Jan 2013

Military Readiness ‘Tipping Point’

Politico reports, “If Congress does not avert sequestration or pass a budget this year… “We are on the brink of creating a hollow force due to an unprecedented convergence of budget conditions,” Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey and other military leaders said in a letter to SASC Chair Carl Levin (D-MI).  According to the letter, marked “for official use only” but obtained by Morning D, the combination of across-the-board cuts and a yearlong continuing resolution could reduce operating budgets by “more than 20 percent across the joint force compared with the president’s budget.” Cuts of that magnitude would result in grounded aircraft, ships stuck in port and drastically scaled-down training programs…”

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