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Martin Dempsey: Sequestration Puts Readiness At Risk

Gen. Martin Dempsey

Manpower is exempt from sequestration cuts to the Defense Department‘s budget, but the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said Thursday the military’s readiness is in jeopardy if the sequester kicks in.

American Forces Press Service reports Army Gen. Martin Dempsey told an audience from U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, U.S. Fifth Fleet what the sequester could mean for them if the cuts take effect in January.

Operations, maintenance, training and infrastructure accounts will take a large portion of the cuts, Dempsey said

Dempsey said maintenance periods would be stretched and pilots would have fewer flying hours before deployment among other effects, according to the story by Army Sgt. 1st Class Tyrone C. Marshall Jr..

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  1. i am a former veteran can you tell me why every agency of the government can be audit but the defense for some reason cannot have a complete audit of it books because if it did somebody or somebodies will go to jail which might includes former congressional members or staff related in a business you have to account all of money coming in and out we know corruption can happen whenever nobody has oversight just look at wall street mess the defense industries has been a blackhole where alot of spending has been going on year after years 0ver 50 year of spending but never a audit

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