StratCom commander raises alarm about civilian cuts
Air Force Gen. Robert Kehler
Posted: Tuesday, March 12, 2013 12:00 am
WASHINGTON — The commander of U.S. Strategic Command has been warning lawmakers on Capitol Hill about the security toll of ongoing, across-the-board budget cuts.
Testifying before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Tuesday, Air Force Gen. Robert Kehler said civilian hiring restrictions, salary freezes and unpaid furloughs are especially troubling, given that civilians make up 60 percent of StratCom's headquarters staff.
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Tuesday, March 12, 2013 12:00 am.