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The U.S. military will have to slow recruiting, cut shipbuilding, delay nuclear modernization and put off all new military construction projects if Congress doesn’t pass fiscal year 2024 appropriations, according to Gen. Charles Q. Brown Jr., the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

In a Nov. 29 letter to Senate Appropriations Committee chair Patty Murray, D-Wash., Brown listed some of the issues the Pentagon will face if lawmakers decide to operate under a full-year continuing resolution for fiscal 2024.