Bad Things

/ February 14, 2011 at 7:29 PM

"Bad things will occur."

That's defense comptroller Robert Hale, introducing a long and familiar list of what the Pentagon and the services face under a yearlong continuing resolution.

It's a long list, and it's in his charts documents page for more).

After 30 years in and around defense budgeting, Hale said, "I can't think of a more serious situation than the one we face right now."

As for the House Appropriations defense subcommittee mark, Hale said "there will be some significant risk" if it is passed, especially in the overseas contingency operations budget.

Reset, too, is cut by the House panel, Hale noted.

However, he added, "it is significantly better" than a yearlong CR.