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03-14-2013, 05:53 PM
Dire sequestration warnings set off debate

WASHINGTON — The United States’ top military officers have warned that sequestration would be “ruinous” for national security. They warned of an era of scant training and little maintenance on aging combat systems. And they warned that a new national defense strategy would be unworkable.

To hear the top generals and admirals tell it, the U.S. military would be reduced to regional-power status.

And in today’s hyperpartisan political environment, such statements have launched a debate as to whether defense leaders “hyped” the effects of the sequestration cuts, which were triggered March 1.


Read the whole story here (http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/news/2013/03/dn-dire-sequestration-warnings-set-off-debate-031113/).

Have military leaders overhyped the damage budget cuts will have?

03-14-2013, 08:54 PM
It's hard to say, but by axing TA and furloughing tens of thousands they have added a whole lot of angry voices to the choir.

03-14-2013, 09:29 PM
The military leaders have grown accustomed to the GWOT $ and don't want to lose it. I believe there is a degree of exaggeration in regards to the damage the budget cuts will do to readiness. When times were lean pre-GWOT we got the job done.

03-22-2013, 08:36 AM
It's about time we had some budget cuts. The Marine Corps should get rid most Officers for Fraud Waste and Abuse practices. Starting with pilots.

03-22-2013, 06:40 PM
:spyDo away with ALL DOD credit cards for general use. Just their oversight,monitoring would cut enough to fund TA. :deadhorse