U.S. Army Sgt. William Russell, left, and U.S. Army 1st Lt. Ryan Schulte provide security at the entrance to the Farah provincial Directorate of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock's facilities in Farah City, Afghanistan, Jan. 23, 2013. Coalition members attended the opening of a greenhouse there to mark the completion of the second phase of a project to support agriculture and agribusiness development. Russell and Schulte are assigned to Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah. U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Matthew Stroup
Budget Cuts Could Hurt Afghan War: Pentagon -- Khaama Press
Pentagon officials on Friday warned that across-the-board budget cuts would harm Afghan war effort as the Obama administration intends to shield the military’s combat mission from the reductions, The Associated Press reported.
Ashton Carter, the deputy defense secretary, said in an interview in his office with a small group of reporters, “There will be second-order effects on the war.
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