“I'm going to intervene and ask that our military leaders not be asked to comment on that particular issue.”

— Pentagon budget czar Robert Hale Sept. 20. He made the comment following this question from Rep. Susan Davis, D-Calif., to the four military services’ second-ranking officers testifying, along with him, before the House Armed Services Committee: “Any of you feel that that [the Administration’s evolving plans to grapple with sequestration, if it happens] doesn’t necessarily reflect your services?”

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