Defense Officials Continue to Testify on Sequestration on Capitol Hill

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter, Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff,  Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno and Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert testify before the House Armed Services Committee on sequestration in Washington, D.C., Feb. 13, 2013. Sequestration is a maneuver contained in the Budget Control Act of August 2011 under which across-the-board spending cuts would occur if Congress does not pass targeted cuts aimed at reducing the budget deficit. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Teddy Wade
  • Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno and Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert testify before the House Armed Services Committee on sequestration in Washington, D.C., Feb. 13, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Teddy Wade
  • Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter testifies before the House Armed Services Committee on sequestration in Washington, D.C., Feb. 13, 2013. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, center, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno also testified. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Teddy Wade
  • U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno testifies before the House Armed Services Committee on sequestration in Washington, D.C., Feb. 13, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Teddy Wade
  • U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III testifies before the House Armed Services Committee on sequestration in Washington, D.C., Feb. 13, 2013. Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert, left, and Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. James F. Amos, right, also testified. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Teddy Wade
  • Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. James F. Amos testifies before the House Armed Services Committee on sequestration in Washington, D.C., Feb. 13, 2013. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, left, and National Guard Bureau Chief Gen. Frank J. Grass, right, also testified. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Teddy Wade