U.S. Army Leaders Say New Sequester Would Hurt End Strength, Readiness

The top civilian and uniformed leaders for the U.S. Army said Oct. 13 that an additional round of congressionally mandated budget cuts would imperil the funding earmarked for readiness and training and lead to further cuts in the size of the service.

Army Secretary John McHugh and Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond Odierno said crises in Ukraine, Syria, Iraq, Liberia and the continuing challenges posed by Afghanistan, Iran and North Korea were increasing demands on the Army even while it was shrinking its force in an already constrained fiscal environment.

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Author: David Pflieger

David Pflieger is working as the CEO of Island Air, located in Hawaii. David received his pilot training in the United States Air Force, and has since held multiple positions with different airlines, for over 20 years!

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