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Estimated Impacts of Sequestration-Level Funding

Estimated Impacts of Sequestration-Level Funding

The Department of Defense’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 budget submission provides the resources necessary to protect and advance U.S. interests and to execute the updated defense strategy, although at increased levels of risk for some missions relative to the planned […]


Force Management Programs Necessary Despite Budget Deal

Force Management Programs Necessary Despite Budget Deal

Despite a congressional budget deal that lessens the impact of sequestration on the Air Force, it doesn’t go far enough to halt actions to shrink the service, senior service officials said. Under Secretary of the Air Force Eric Fanning and […]


Struggles of sequestration: Fighter wing gets creative during 3-month down time

Struggles of sequestration: Fighter wing gets creative during 3-month down time

It was an eerie sight at this normally bustling F-16 base. The flight line was completely clear of aircraft. Tools were neatly tucked away, hangars were silent and operations had completely come to a halt. For the 388th Fighter Wing, […]


US Military Service Chiefs Detail 2014 Sequestration Effects

US Military Service Chiefs Detail 2014 Sequestration Effects

One after another yesterday in a hearing before a House panel, the nation’s service chiefs described how severe budget cuts required by law in fiscal year 2014 would slash their forces, capabilities and readiness and raise security risks to the […]


Does Anyone Care About the Fate of the US Military?

Does Anyone Care About the Fate of the US Military?

It’s official. The leadership of this country including the major media outlets have lost their collective minds. Yesterday, the Joint Chiefs of Staff testified before the House Armed Services Committee that if sequestration continues, they could not say with confidence […]


Army operations on Korean Peninsula protected from sequestration

Army operations on Korean Peninsula protected from sequestration

Army operations on the Korean Peninsula remain a top priority and are being protected from the impacts of sequestration, said the Army Pacific Commander. Lt. Gen. Francis J. Wiercinski said sequestration has forced the Army to cut back in areas […]


DOD Comptroller: Sequestration devastates U.S. military readiness

DOD Comptroller: Sequestration devastates U.S. military readiness

During a Senate hearing yesterday on President Barack Obama’s $9.5 billion military construction budget request for fiscal 2014, Defense Department Comptroller Robert F. Hale said the severe and abrupt budget cuts imposed by sequestration are devastating the U.S. armed forces. […]


Sequestration will affect force readiness

Sequestration will affect force readiness

The four branches of the military delivered another warning to Congress April 18 that a prolonged budget sequester will significantly affect military readiness, and could leave the services unable to carry out defense strategy. Air Force Vice Chief of Staff […]


Cuts Make Intelligence Failures Likely, Top Intel Official Says

Cuts Make Intelligence Failures Likely, Top Intel Official Says

Speaking to a Senate panel about the effects of sequestration on the national security environment, the director of national intelligence said today that he’s “seen this movie before.” During a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on current and future worldwide […]


 
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