Congressman Mike Turner, Chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces, released the following statement as President Barack Obama announced his FY 2014 Budget proposal:


“The President has doubled down on slashing critical funding for our national defense in his latest budget proposal. He insists on slashing defense spending an additional $100 billion and on pushing two new rounds of BRAC. This follows the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs stating that the military couldn’t sustain a dollar more in cuts without doing less, and the President himself called further rounds of BRAC unwise. The president also ignores the growing threat and instability in the Pacific by eliminating over $550 million in additional funding for missile defense. This shows the depth of his inability to recognize that the world is not becoming a safer or more stable place. From Asia to the Middle East to Stateside – our forces are already stretched thin. How much more will the president ask of our military, while simultaneously cutting the resources they need to defend this nation?”