Defense official: Cuts hit warfighters, weapons
WASHINGTON – A top Pentagon official says automatic cuts in defense spending would force the military to reduce training for warfighters and trim the number of weapons purchased.
Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton Carter outlined the impact of the $55 billion in across-the-board reductions that would hit Jan. 2 if Congress fails to produce a budget plan.
He testified Wednesday before a House panel along with the White House's acting budget chief, Jeff Zients.
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