Carter Directive: Don't 'Take Any Steps That Assume Sequestration Will Occur'

By Dan Dupont / September 28, 2012 at 1:45 AM
All Defense Department managers and military commanders have been put on notice this week by the Pentagon's No. 2 official: Don't do anything different under the assumption that sequestration will be implemented. The Pentagon also has a blunt message for Congress: Don't go through with sequestration. In a widely distributed Sept. 25 memo obtained by, Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton Carter tells all of DOD to "continue normal spending and operations. "We do not want our programs, personnel and...

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