In an effort to keep you posted on the current state of play regarding the budget challenges facing the Army and the Department of Defense, I am providing you with the following information.
- AUSA's talking points that summarize the big picture effects of the Continuing Resolution, Sequestration, and shortfalls in Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) funding; (click here to view the document)
- A State-by-state analysis of the impacts of cut in these three budget areas (click here to view the document).
We encourage you to engage your individual and corporate members and local, state, and federal officials to help them undestand the devastating effects that these impending cuts will have on the U.S. Army and its ability to meet the requirements of the National Military Strategy. The Army needs certainty in funding if it is to do the appropriate planning for an uncertain future.
GUY C. SWAN III
Lieutenant General, US Army, Retired
Association of the United States Army