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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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Odierno: Sequestration threatens 'agile' force

In a Defense Department briefing Wednesday, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond Odierno said service officials are closely examining the issue of women in infantry and armor ranks. Oiderno also said sequestration would thwart the Pentagon's existing plan for a streamlined force.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , DoD , Army , budget , sequestration , women in combat

Wednesday - 05/16/2012, 07:43pm EDT
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Air Force cuts personnel to meet revised mission

The Air Force expects to cut its end strength by roughly 10,000 under the new DoD strategy the Pentagon revealed last week. Also the Army's service chief indicated DoD plans to ask Congress for two more rounds of base realignments and closures.

Tags: DoD , DoD budget , strategic guidance , Budget Control Act , Army , Air Force , BRAC , workforce , end strength , Norton Schwartz , Jared Serbu

Monday - 01/30/2012, 05:25am EST
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Ground forces shouldn't bear brunt of DoD cuts, Army leaders argue

In the face of suggestions that the military of the future will rely more on air and sea power than ground forces, Army leaders say such arguments were wrong in the past and are wrong now.

Tags: DoD , Army , ausa 2011 , John McHugh , DoD budget , budget , sequestration , supercommittee , Jared Serbu

Tuesday - 10/11/2011, 05:37am EDT
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