CAPITOL HILL: The vice-chiefs of the Army and Marine Corps warned legislators today that sequestration would force the military and the nation to break enlistment contracts with up to 225,000 troops who would have to be precipitately discharged to save money.
“We would absolutely not be able to keep faith with our people,” said Gen. Joseph Dunford, assistant commandant of the Marine Corps, at a hearing of the Senate Armed Services subcommittee on military readiness. “We’d be breaking contracts and sending people on their way who believe they have a commitment,” he said. “These are the very people who are in Afghanistan [today]. Their reward when they come home will simply be to dismiss them.” Keep reading →