Sequester Fears Return

Posted August 20, 2014 at 9:41am

Military Times reports that “for the past three years, US military officials have frequently voiced opposition to defense budget caps that went into effect in 2013.”  

“But for the past eight months, US defense officials have spoken less about sequestration and more about immediate plans for this year and next. After all, Congress agreed on a budget plan for 2014 and 2015 that boosted Defense Department spending by more than $30 billion above the levels mandated under the Budget Control Act.”  

“But now as crunch time begins inside the Pentagon as the services’ craft their 2016 budget plans, sequestration fears have returned. And at the annual Space and Missile Defense Symposium here last week, numerous officials used speeches to warn of the looming defense budget caps.”