Sequestration of federal funding in the US as a result of bumping up again the authorized federal debt ceiling is having an impact on the military and may indeed get worse. General Welsh is quite correct in his statements that the USAF combat preparedness has been seriously affected. In fact within a month the US government may technically run out of money unless the ceiling is lifted.
Malaysia sends team to Reunion Island to see if aircraft debris is from MH370 flight (Reuters)
from the article: U.S. unprepared for mission in Syria, warns air force commander