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Military chiefs give warnings on sequestration
Say cuts would devastate defense capability
“I believe sequestration is both terrible politics and terrible policy,” said Rep. Harold Rogers, Kentucky Republican and chairman of the House Appropriations defense subcommittee, who proposed the flexibility plan two weeks ago.
“These cuts will gravely impair the Defense Department’s mission capabilities, troop training, equipment and supply lines, research and development efforts and our overall readiness,” he said.
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