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Thursday, December 19, 2013

Army chief warns budget cuts 'make us somewhat vulnerable' to attack -- By Paul Bedard, The Washington Examiner

video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player The ongoing budget sequester, mostly cemented in the new Republican-Democratic budget compromise, will make the nation “somewhat vulnerable” to attack in the next few years as the military absorbs bruising budget cuts, warned the nation's top Army officer.

Gen. Raymond. T Odierno, United States Army chief of staff, says that the readiness of the service’s brigades will suffer for three to four years as the military cuts forces and deals with the abrupt slash of $500 billion.

In a short interview with Harvard University’s Institute of Politics, Odierno explained that it will take that long for the service to handle the cuts and realign spending priorities, and that the nation in the meantime will be vulnerable.

“Because of sequestration and the front-loading of the sequestration, it causes us to reduce our readiness upfront,” said Odierno. (Click link below to read more)
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