"I have deep concerns about the readiness crisis facing the Army and, to a lesser extent, the Marine Corps. Congress must ensure America’s Armed Services are able to respond not only to today’s threats, but also to new and emerging threats that may arise around the world," Rep. Ike Skelton told the West Side Star newspaper in Laurie, Mo.
In the interview, the Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee also listed the top 10 defense challenges facing the Obama administration:
1. Develop a Clear Strategy to Guide National Security Policy
2. Restore America’s Credibility in the World
3. Refocus our Efforts on Afghanistan
4. Responsibly Redeploy from Iraq
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