DOD Official Warns Of Further Cuts As 2016 Sequester Looms

Law360, Washington (March 10, 2014, 6:39 PM EDT) -- A top U.S. Department of Defense official on Monday warned against another round of sequestration in 2016, saying further cuts would cause the military to reduce the size of its armed forces and drain money from much-needed equipment modernization efforts.

In remarks at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Christine Wormuth, the DOD’s deputy under secretary of defense for strategy, said the Pentagon is cutting compensation and trimming forces to better handle Congressionally imposed cost-cutting, but that further cuts from another sequester would place the...
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