Cuts To Armed Forces
The Department of Defense could face around $492 billion in cuts over the next 10 years. According to former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, the Armed Service Committee reports that “sequestration would undermine our ability to meet our national security objectives, generate significant operational risks and delay response time to crises, conflicts, and disasters, severely limit our ability to be forward deployed, and severely reduce force training and threaten overall operational readiness.” While we are still embedded in Afghanistan, keeping close tabs on North Korea, Iran, and Syria, and still recovering from Hurricane Sandy, congressional leaders ought to keep in mind that cutting our Armed Forces would be massively detrimental to our national security.Photo: Sgt. 1st Class Chris A. Durney, via Army.mil Click here for reuse options!
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