If sequestration cuts continue, they would devastate military readiness and dramatically slow down modernization spending, an Oct. 11 Bipartisan Policy Center report says.
The report says the full brunt of sequestration cuts hasn’t hit yet, but is set to come in the future.
If sequestration continues in fiscal 2014, the Navy will have only one non-deployed carrier strike group and one amphibious ready group trained and ready because maintenance and overhaul has been severely cut, BPC quotes the Navy as saying at a Sept. 18 House Armed Services hearing.
In the Air Force, over 30 squadrons have been grounded already due to sequestration and pilot flying hours have been cut by 18 percent.
The effect will be felt on procurement as well, the report says.
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