The Army says it would have trouble handling a single war due to recent budget reductions, USA Today reports.
“We are at war,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R., S.C.) declared before a packed lunchtime audience at the Willard Hotel Tuesday afternoon. Radical nations like Iran continue to pose a deadly threat to American interests across the globe, Graham said.
As Congress debates massive defense cuts, one of the globe’s biggest defense companies has slashed 740 jobs in a D.C.-based unit as part of a program aimed at reducing the company’s overhead.
Massachusetts has 30,000 jobs on the line if sequestration goes through.
A study funded by the anti-nuclear activist group Ploughshares Fund says the U.S. government is spending too much on nuclear weapons.
President Barack Obama plans to slash spending in Afghanistan as part of the defense sequestration’s $500 billion cuts, a move that could endanger troops, according to congressional Republicans.