By Rowan Scarborough - The Washington Times - Sunday, March 27, 2016
...Some lawmakers are warning that budget cuts, a troop drawdown and a decade and a half of wars have created spotty combat readiness, overburdened forces, more fatal accidents and beat-up weapons.
Reduced training leads to increased fatalities, experts maintain
TIME - Mark Thompson - March 17, 2016
This week, top U.S. military leaders warned Congress that years of combat combined with budget cuts and personnel reductions have left the Services stretched so thin that they may not be able to adequately respond to an unexpected crisis. The admissions take place amidst growing uncertainty about a constrained defense budget and increasing global instability.