On Friday, the White House Press Secretary described House efforts to restore military readiness as “grossly irresponsible.” House efforts to invest in readiness in the near term, while providing the next administration the flexibility to determine their own strategy and funding for ongoing operations are very similar to the approach a Democrat-led Congress took in 2008.
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