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January 19, 2013 12:00 AM

Budget chaos threatening readiness, joint chiefs warn

Unbending politicians who hold defense budgets hostage while refusing to cut a deal to address the nation’s debt crisis are putting at risk the readiness of America’s armed forces, the Joint Chiefs warned Monday in a “28-star” letter to the House and Senate armed services committees.

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