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Tue Feb 12, 2013, 10:40 AM

 

Pentagon urges delay in "devastating" $46 billion budget cuts [View all]

Source: Reuters


The Pentagon will have to put hundreds of thousands of civilian workers on unpaid leave, slash ship and aircraft maintenance and curtail training if $46 billion in scheduled spending cuts take effect in two weeks, Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said on Tuesday.

Carter, testifying before the Senate Armed Services Committee, urged Congress to delay the automatic across-the-board cuts known as sequestration, saying: "These devastating events are no longer distant problems. The wolf is at the door."


Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/02/12/us-usa-budget-pentagon-idUSBRE91B0Z120130212

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