Kendall: DOD Deferring Acquisition Work As 'Hollow' Force Looms

By Christopher J. Castelli / November 7, 2013 at 5:47 PM
Budget cuts mandated by Congress threaten to "hollow" the military in the next few years by cutting needed training, modernization and investments, the Pentagon's top weapons buyer said today, adding he is already deferring some acquisition work due to fiscal uncertainty. A few more years of sequestration would "inevitably" produce "in some way, a force that you can call hollow," Pentagon acquisition chief Frank Kendall said at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Shortfalls in important priorities would be...

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