Air Force Says Modernization Could Be Cut By Half

Law360, Washington (December 11, 2013, 2:59 PM EST) -- Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh said Wednesday that the Air Force's readiness and modernization efforts may be cut up to 50 percent due to looming budget cuts caused by sequestration, noting it's too soon to tell whether the pending budget agreement in Congress will have a major impact on the anticipated spending slashes.

Although the U.S. military has searched for careful cost-cutting solutions that will chip away at their massive budget cuts over the coming years, Welsh claimed it's impossible to meet their...
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