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Reuters reports that “the U.S. Army’s chief of staff said on Wednesday the government shutdown was significantly harming the army’s day-to-day operations and he urged a rapid resolution to the funding row.”

“General Ray Odierno said the shutdown ‘impacts significantly day-to-day operations’, forcing the military to cut training and travel and to focus on essential tasks.”

“‘The longer it goes on, the worse it gets. Every day that goes by, we are losing manpower, we are losing capability, so in my mind it is important we get this resolved,’ he told Reuters in a telephone interview from Germany, where he was attending a conference.”

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