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House Armed Services Committee: Defense Cuts Impact Assessment Memo

Published September 22, 2011

House Armed Services Committee Republican staff members sent this memo regarding their assessment of the impacts of budget cuts to Chairman Howard McKeon on September 22, 2011.

The executive summary states, "We believe potential cuts to the military pose a serious threat that would break the back of our armed forces while slowing our economic recovery and doing little to resolve our debt crisis. These cuts would destroy jobs and stall the economy, they could force America to return to the draft, and we would incur more casualties as we defend our freedom."

 

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