WKYT | Lexington, Kentucky | News

Mullen asks Congress not to cut defense too deeply

WASHINGTON (AP) - The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is imploring Congress not to cut too deeply into military spending even while calling the nation's debt the greatest threat to national security.
In his prepared testimony, Adm. Mike Mullen tells the House Armed Services Committee that lawmakers should not cut defense to levels that would make it impossible for the armed forces to execute strategy at acceptable risk levels.
Mullen was testifying Wednesday with Defense Secretary Robert Gates. Gates calls a stopgap budget measure being considered by the House "a crisis on our doorstep." He's telling lawmakers that short-sighted budget cuts could lead to "costlier and more tragic consequences later."

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus


2851 Winchester Rd. Lexington, Ky 40509 859-299-0411 - switchboard 859-299-2727 - newsroom
Register for Email
RSS Feeds
Copyright © 2002-2015 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 116317839 - wkyt.com/a?a=116317839
Gray Television, Inc.