Military officials warn of fragile readiness gains ahead of FY-20 budget fight

By Tony Bertuca / April 11, 2018 at 4:42 PM
The defense industrial base is in a state of stable recovery after several years of workload stress and funding uncertainty, but recent readiness gains will be at risk should Congress be unable to cut another spending deal in fiscal year 2020, according to senior military officials. "If we don't continue beyond '19 there will significant adverse impacts to the organic industrial base," Lt. Gen. Edward Daly, the deputy chief of Army Materiel Command, told the Senate Armed Services readiness subcommittee...

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