Top military leaders warned Congress that if a defense budget agreement is not made then the nation’s military will face serious problems, according to the Associated Press.
Joe Biden said that the military has asked for a smaller, leaner army, implicitly justifying the sequestration. Many military and congressional leaders, however, have registered their opposition to the military cuts in the sequestration, with one saying it would “hollow” the military.
Mandatory cuts to the U.S. defense budget scheduled for the end of the year could cripple America’s armed forces by leaving them ill-equipped, understaffed, and unprepared to carry out missions in an increasingly dangerous world, former military officials and lawmakers warned Wednesday during a briefing on Capitol Hill.
Defense analysts dispute a recent Congressional report that purports to demonstrate why nearly $1 trillion in mandated defense cuts will not leave U.S. forces underprepared, or, as the report puts it, “hollow.”