26 May '12, 2pm

Leaders say budget impasse will be disastrous

Leaders say budget impasse will be disastrous

http://www.armytimes.com/news/2012/05/army-leaders-say-budget-cuts-will-be-disastrous-052612w/ Leaders say budget impasse will be disastrous By Lance M. Bacon - Staff writer Posted : Saturday May 26, 2012 9:54:50 EDT That the Army must cut 80,000 soldiers is no secret. But the service now stares down a double-barrel disaster that could decimate the service as you know it — and Congress is squeezing both triggers. A budget bullet is loaded in the first barrel. The Army wants to use attrition to weed out unwanted soldiers and keep the best and brightest. But thousands of quality soldiers will be forced out unless Congress reloads and agrees to cover the cost. The other barrel is far more deadly. It holds an Army-piercing round called sequestration, which would eliminate an additional 100,000 soldiers and virtually halt all modernization. That round would be fired Jan. 3, and...

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