Sequestration Threatens Nat'l Security, Joint Chiefs Argue

Law360, Washington (September 18, 2013, 3:34 PM EDT) -- Continued sequestration will require the U.S. military to reduce maintenance and put off new purchases, reducing its ability to respond to potential threats and subsequently threatening national security, several of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told lawmakers Wednesday.

The U.S. as a nation expects that its forces will be able to respond to a crisis anywhere around the world “at a moment’s notice,” Gen. James Amos, U.S. Marine Corps commandant, told the House Armed Services Committee.

The key to providing such a response is military readiness,...
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