ExecutiveGov: Robert Gates and Michael Donley Comment on Sequestration
Two Experts in military affairs discuss possible budget cuts
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This week, there were a number of important topics and officials that made EGov headlines highlighted by former secretary of Defense Robert Gates talking about sequestration. http://www.executivegov.com/
Speaking at an event that was co-sponsored by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Gates said that both sides of the aisle in Congress should act like adults and compromise.
He added, “Reducing defense alone does not solve the problem because roughly two-thirds of all federal spending goes to entitlements.”
He called for Congress to avoid sequestration by rising above election-time squabbles.
In other government leadership and sequestration news, Michael Donley, secretary of the Air Force spoke to the Air Force Association last week and discussed possible budget cuts. http://www.executivegov.com/
He said that possible sequestration is hanging over “all budget decisions across the federal government.”
He added “These additional and arbitrarily applied, across-the-board cuts would leave the military without a workable strategy to counter global threats.”
The Air Force has already planned to cut 286 aircraft and 9,900 personnel over the next 10 years.