Panetta to Services: 'Prepare for the Worst' on Budget Cuts

Panetta to Services: 'Prepare for the Worst' on Budget Cuts by Jennifer Hlad, Stars and Stripes.

... If sequestration does take effect, Dempsey said, troops in combat, those about to deploy to combat and wounded warriors will be protected.

“But for the rest of the force, operations, maintenance and training will be gutted. We’ll ground aircraft, return ships to port, and sharply curtail training across the force,” he said. “Within months, we’ll be less prepared. Within a year, we’ll be unprepared.” ...

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