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Chuck Hagel warns of a military 'readiness crisis'

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Paul Bedard,Washington Secrets,The Pentagon,National Security,Defense Spending,Military Budget,Chuck Hagel,Spending
Facing another wave of massive spending cuts, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Tuesday suggested cutting troop readiness to save money, but warned that it would give the commander in chief “fewer options” to protect the country. Having already cut $37 billion due to the so-called spending “sequester,” and facing another cut of $52 billion, Hagel indicated that hitting readiness was among the...