Even without the uncertainty caused by budget negotiations, it will take years for the Navy to recover from the effects of sequestration, the Chief of Naval Operations told an audience … in Washington Sept 5. Sequestration and the effects of the continuing budget resolution damaged readiness, Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert said. The Navy’s budget reduction was $11 billion, the admiral said. The service cancelled five ship deployments, and the reduction cut into the service’s surge capacity, he added. Read the entire article.