SEQUESTRATION - The Salt Lake Tribune News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us (Webmaster) Letter: Don’t let austerity cripple our Armed Forces <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="">Letter: Don’t let austerity cripple our Armed Forces</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-17T17:38:43.864-06:00">Updated Oct 17, 2014 05:38PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">It is interesting that the very congressional hawks, mostly conservative Republicans, who keep pressing for more intervention in Mideastern conflicts are the same ones who initiated the budget sequestration that handicapped our ability to respond to international crises. Retiring Air Combat Command chief Gen. Michael Hostage III stated that last year’s budget sequester so crippled the Air Force that a third of its fleet was grounded and only a handful of jet aircraft were ready in case of a new ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href=""> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> Fri, 17 Oct 2014 17:38:43 MDT