Tinker http://kgou.org en Sequester Has Air Force Clipping Its Wings http://kgou.org/post/sequester-has-air-force-clipping-its-wings The Pentagon says the automatic budget cuts known as sequestration could leave the U.S. with a military that is simply unprepared for the most challenging combat missions. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel <a href="http://docs.house.gov/meetings/AS/AS00/20130411/100626/HMTG-113-AS00-Wstate-HagelC-20130411.pdf">told Congress in April</a> that the military is eating its seed corn.<p>"The cuts will fall heavily on maintenance and training, which further erodes the readiness of the force and will be costly to regain in the future," he said. Sat, 11 May 2013 13:48:49 +0000 Larry Abramson 5677 at http://kgou.org Sequester Has Air Force Clipping Its Wings