U.S. military weapons systems and services acquisition will be slashed this decade across the armed services if the full effect of the 2011 budget law and its annual, widespread automatic budget cuts occur – as now expected. That was one high-level summary offered Sept. 18 by the chiefs of staff of four of the five armed services to the House Armed Services Committee in a hearing on the effects of sequestrations, the annual automatic cuts. The next round of sequestration is all but ...


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