Top General: Change Needed To Avoid ‘Hollow Army’

Washington Report
The Army chief of staff told lawmakers last week that the service needs reliable budgets free of funding caps or it risks becoming a “hollow Army.” Gen. Mark A. Milley used those words to describe what would happen if Congress continues to pass continuing resolutions instead of budgets and fails to eliminate the Budget Control Act spending caps known as sequestration. The Army chief of staff told lawmakers last week that the service needs reliable budgets free of funding caps or it risks becoming a “hollow Army.” Gen. Mark A. Milley used those words to describe what would happen if Congress continues to pass continuing resolutions instead of budgets and fails to eliminate the Budget Control Act spending caps known as sequestration.