Staring down the sequester barrel
from The Washington Post via PressDisplay
The 113th Congress' most pressing defense-related concern will be the military's budget, despite the previous Congress having averted the so-called "fiscal cliff." Come March 1, automatic spending cuts will begin slicing $500 billion from the Pentagon's budget over the next 10 years — and prompting layoffs for as many as 800,000 civilian Defense Department workers.
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