America's Army fears it may be facing very lean times.
Major General Laura Richardson, chief of Army legislative affairs, wrote in an Oct. 3 memo obtained by The Washington Times that unless the Army gets relief from automatic budget cuts known as sequestration, it "will soon be unable to fully execute Defense Strategic Guidance requirements and we will be on a path to a hollow Army."
General Raymond T. Odierno, the Army chief of staff and former top commander in Iraq, has led the charge to warn congressional leaders, saying that "another sequestration round will come close to breaking the Army," according to the Times.
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Budget cuts are suspended for the time being, but will go into effect next Oct. 1 if a new spending deal is not agreed upon by then.
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