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Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair General Joseph Dunford testified on the Pentagon's fiscal year 2017 budget request. Topics discussed included Russia, China, Iran, Afghanistan, ISIL* in Syria and Iraq, force readiness, cyber warfare, and the potential return of sequestration.* *The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), or the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS or DAISH/DAESH in Arabic), is a militant group that has called itself the Islamic State. *Sequestration is a legal procedure in which every federal agency has the same percentage of its budget taken back in order to cut deficit spending.