The Navy Prepares For The Sequester

Guest Host:

Paul Brown
The Navy Prepares For The Sequester

The U.S. Navy has been readying for the budget cuts that sequestration will bring if it goes into effect later this week. We go beyond the headlines to find out why the cuts will hit this branch of the military so hard, so fast.

With sequestration cuts days away, all branches of the U.S. military are warning of dire impacts on their day-to-day operations. The Department of Defense has laid out a scenario involving layoffs and furloughs for civilian employees, and some deployments have already been delayed or deferred. But the disruptions could have more immediate and potentially long-lasting impact on the U.S. Navy. Kojo talks with a military reporter about the unique challenges the Navy is facing.

Guests

Sam LaGrone

news editor, U.S. Naval Institute

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