Army Chief of Staff Raises Alarm
By Harold Hutchison
The United States military could become a “hollow force” if budgetary uncertainty is not addressed, Army Chief of Staff Ray Odierno warned. The uncertainty stems from the sequestration slated to happen this March, and a growing fiscal standoff.
In a speech last week to the Association of U.S. Army, Odierno warned “[T]he continuing resolution will result in a shortfall of more than $6 billion in our operations and maintenance, or O and M, accounts” even as other areas would be over-funded.