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  כסלו 15, 5774 , 18/11/13

Lawmakers Warn: US Military 'Not Ready to Deploy'

A classified briefing with top military officials left senior US lawmakers convinced that the US military is unprepared to deploy due to budget cuts, with soldiers being placed in danger as their training is reduced. House Armed Services Committee Chair Howard “Buck” McKeon (R., Calif.) and Readiness Subcommittee Chairman Rob Wittman (R., Va.) were present at the briefing, one in a series in the coming weeks to urge members of Congress to oppose defense cuts, according to the Washington Free Beacon.
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