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Pentagon releases estimated impact of sequestration-level funding

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Posted: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 10:43 pm

The Defense Department on Tuesday released a report documenting the damaging cuts to military forces, modernization and readiness that will be required if defense budgets are held at sequester-levels in the years beyond fiscal 2015.

The report fulfilled a commitment made by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to provide details on the effects of the budget cuts.

“Overall, sequester-level cuts would result in a military that is too small to fully meet the requirements of our strategy, thereby significantly increasing national security risks both in the short- and long-term,” officials said in a news release. “As Secretary Hagel has said, under sequester-level budgets, we would be gambling that our military will not be required to respond to multiple major contingencies at the same time.”

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