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time we've entered a new era of great power competition. russia and china, despite their many differences, are both modernizing their militaries, developing advanced capabilities to undermine our ability to project power globally, threaten their neighbors in challenging new rules based world order. russia in particular continues to occupy crimea, destabilize ukraine, threaten our nato allies, bolster the murderous assad regime in syria and pursue a campaign of active measures to undermine the very integrity of western democracies. the thousands of our soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines deployed in harm's way around the globe, those of us who are charged with the awesome responsibility of providing for the common defense must ask ourselves if we are doing everything possible to support our brave men and women in uniform to meet the challenges of an increasingly dangerous world and succeed in their mission. i'm sad to say that we are not. in response to rising threats, we've asked our military to do more and give more but have given less and less to them. our witnesses' openi
. havee same time, we competition. russia and china are modernizing their military. -- those of us charged with the responsibility of providing for the common defense must ask ourselves if we are doing everything possible to support our brave men and women in uniform to meet the challenges of an increasingly dangerous in theirsucceed mission question mark i am sad to say that they are not and in response to rising threats, asking the military to do more and give more, but we have given less and less to them. openingesses' statements are a harsh indictment of this failure, but they are right. i implore my colleagues to listen carefully to their testimony and he did their admonition to us. since 2011, spending caps mandated by the budget control cut in thed to a 23% defense budget. these reductions compounded by growing fiscal uncertainty in continuing resolutions have left our military forces with shrinking readiness. it has put the lives of our men and women in uniform at greater risk. the administration's fiscal year ,018 budget request, if enacted could arrest the decline in our military
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