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US Navy head says possible budget cuts imperil readiness gains

9th December 2018 - 13:37 GMT | by Marc Selinger in Washington, DC

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Recent funding increases have helped the US Navy begin to improve the readiness of its force, but continued progress will be jeopardised if a proposed defence budget cut becomes a reality, according to Navy Secretary Richard Spencer.

‘We have such great tailwind right now and we’ve laid the foundation and spent this money to get us going in the right direction,’ Spencer said on 6 December at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, DC. ‘The bicycle is up, we are peddling, please don’t knock us over. The waste would be absolutely stunning.’

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