Military Leaders Warn About Mandatory Spending Cuts

(Washington, DC) -- U.S. military leaders are warning about the impacts of mandatory spending cuts. The Pentagon is bracing for another round of forced cuts in the so-called sequester of across-the-board cuts. Marine Corps Commandant, General James Amos, told a Senate hearing that the Pentagon is being forced to mortgage the future of military preparedness to maintain current levels of readiness.
Congressional Democrats are pushing hard to end the sequester but Republicans insist on replacing it with deep spending cuts in targeted areas outside the military.
Michigan Democrat Carl Levin, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said the sequester must go.
Army General Ray Odierno also expressed concerns about troop readiness in the not-too-distant future.