Mattis: Year-long continuing resolution would threaten troops’ pay

Pass only a continuing resolution, Mattis warned, and the military will “not recruit the 15,000 Army soldiers and 4,000 Air Force airmen required to fill critical manning shortfalls; not maintain our ships at sea, with the proper balance between operations and time in port for maintenance; ground aircraft due to a lack of maintenance and spare parts; deplete the ammunition, training, and manpower required to deter war; and delay contracts for vital acquisition programs necessary to modernize the force.”

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