- Automatic spending cuts would bite more in 2014 Updated: Nov-11-13 7:25 pm
- Military joint chiefs warn about budget cuts Updated: Nov-07-13 1:39 pm
WASHINGTON - It's not just longstanding battles over taxes and curbing mandatory spending that are obstacles to a year-end pact on the budget. Another problem is a perception among some lawmakers that the automatic spending cuts known as sequestration haven't been as harsh as advertised.
WASHINGTON - The country's top military officers warned Congress Thursday that continued automatic cuts in the armed services' budgets will force reductions in manpower, training and weapons purchases that reduce the nation's ability to defend itself and could cause higher U.S. casualties.