“U.S. Army leaders told lawmakers today that the service will have to spend less on live-fire maneuver training as a result of the deep cuts to defense spending under sequestration. “
An army soldier told me during Clinton’s later years the guys standing guard went into town and bought their own M-16 ammo as the base had run out. When Bush took over he had his office call the presidents of the bullets and bomb companies and tell them, “Go to 24 hour shifts. We’ll talk price when the president takes office.” (I was at GD when this happened.) They did and he did. Clinton had literally used up all the bullets and bombs and not replaced them. Stealing from training and readiness so they can use the funding for something else is a Democrat standard procedure.
During those years there was a number of times my kids ship could not go out on training - could not afford fuel.
(Also SOP is that the Democrats' "Free Sh*t Army" never has to forego EBT training, Section 8 training, preference training, community organizing training, perpetual grievance training, etc.)