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Report: Army Outlines $18B Sequester Cut In Memo

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Automatic defense cuts under sequestration would result in an $18 billion cut to the U.S. Army‘s budget for the current fiscal year, Defense News reports.

The newspaper obtained an internal Army memo that outlined which accounts would see cuts, including a $5.3 billion cut from the branch’s operations and maintenance funds.

Running on a continuing resolution leaves the Army with $6 billion less than it needs to support combat operations, sustain readiness and transition from combat in fiscal year 2014, the memo says.

All 251,000 Army civilians would be furloughed for up to 22 days and the Army would have to reduce support contracts with 3,000 companies, according to the memo.

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