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Published on Sep 14, 2012

U.S. political leaders are facing a crossroads. They can step up and solve the budget impasse, or they can do nothing and let mandated sequestration cuts take effect. The latter course would have grave consequences for the nation, particularly on our nation's military.

Gambling with the readiness and security of America is not leadership; it is exactly the opposite. That's why we're showcasing real-life stories of veterans who have seen firsthand how fiscal constraints have hampered the Army, Air Force and Navy.

The nation's leaders need to step forward and do the right thing. The Obama Administration and Congress should solve the budget impasse today—not later, not during the lame-duck session, and not during the next Administration.

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