Military programs will suffer if budget not approved

So says the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in front of the House Armed Services Committee. Adm. Mike Mullen and SecDef Robert Gates warn that the Defense Department face a crisis if they are forced to operate under a continuing resolution with less money than it needs. The decrease of $23 Billion dollars has forced the services to take “disruptive and sometimes irreversible steps” that make the military less effective than they should be.

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