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Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III testifies with a panel of Defense Department witnesses on Capitol Hill, Feb. 12, 2013, during a hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee about the potential impact of sequestration and a full-year continuing resolution. During the hearing, Welsh said sequestration undermines the Air Force's readiness and responsiveness, jeopardizing the strategic advantages airpower provides. Other witnesses who testified with Welsh were Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter, Under Secretary of Defense Robert Hale, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey, National Guard Bureau Director Gen..Frank Grass, Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Raymond Odierno, Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. James Amos and Vice Chief of Naval Operations Adm..Mark Ferguson. (U.S. Air Force photo/Scott M. Ash)(released)..

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Taken on February 12, 2013