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Posted: Tuesday, October 22, 2013 4:30 am

Secretary of the Army John McHugh gave the keynote speech at the opening ceremony of the Association of the United States Army’s annual meeting Monday morning, and spoke frankly about how sequestration has hurt the Army in training and other areas.

Sequestration cost the Army more than $5 billion during the last fiscal year, including more than $1.7 billion in “reset” costs that typically cover repairing and replacing tools and vehicles damaged in war zones, McHugh said.

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