Military Chiefs Again Sound Sequestration Alarm On Capitol Hill

By Thomas Duffy, Tony Bertuca / September 18, 2013 at 4:39 PM
The military's service chiefs appeared before the House Armed Services Committee today to warn lawmakers that automatic budget cuts triggered by sequestration would do irreparable harm to America's national defense. "I do not consider myself an alarmist; I consider myself a realist," Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond Odierno told the committee. In a statement he submitted for the record , Odierno cautioned the lawmakers that sequestration would force the Army to shrink from 490,000 active-duty troops to no more...

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