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Sequestration's second year worse than its first, military chiefs warn

The heads of DoD's military services say they were able to somewhat blunt sequestration's impact during its first year by using several one-time tactics. But they say the consequences of sudden reductions will get worse in 2014 and beyond.

Tags: DoD , Congress , sequestration , James Amos , Jonathan Greenert , Mark Welsh , Jared Serbu

Friday - 11/08/2013, 03:57am EST
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Army could lose 100,000 soldiers due to sequestration

Army leaders say the belated passage of a 2013 budget helped this year's fiscal picture, but the service still is more than $15 billion short of funds. If sequestration continues, the service will shrink by at least 100,000 soldiers.

Tags: DoD , Army , Congress , sequestration , workforce , civilian workforce , John McHugh , Jared Serbu , Senate Armed Service Committee , furloughs

Wednesday - 04/24/2013, 07:22am EDT
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Military issues dire warnings of readiness crisis, decries political gridlock

Among the warnings the military's top uniformed officers delivered to the Senate Tuesday: Half of Marine Corps units will fall below readiness standards by the end of the year, the Army will have to curtail training for 80 percent of its ground forces and shipyards are already becoming short-staffed because of DoD's hiring freeze.

Tags: Congress , DoD , workforce , Readiness , Senate Armed Services Committee , sequestration , Martin Dempsey , Ashton Carter , Mark Ferguson , James Amos , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 02/13/2013, 06:02am EST
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