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Army Secretary: Army Risks ‘Wasting Away’ from Budget Cuts

Defense News reports that “the US Army will be gutted and in danger of “wasting away” if the sequestration stranglehold on its budget continues, the service’s secretary said Monday at the opening of the Army’s largest annual gathering.”  

“A crowd of soldiers, veterans, civilians and industry reps jammed the opening ceremony of the annual meeting of the Association of the US Army at the convention center in Washington, D.C.”  

“In his keynote address, Army Secretary John McHugh lost no time in voicing the Army leadership’s primary concern. US soldiers are on missions from Ukraine to the Philippines to Liberia, across six continents and 150 countries, McHugh said, helping allies and ‘winning the peace.’”

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