The Hill reports the Pentagon on Tuesday warned that looming sequestration cuts would lead to a hollow military that risks longer wars and more U.S. casualties. The 2014 Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR), which was released alongside the Pentagon’s 2015 budget, concluded that sequestration threatens the long-term U.S. military strategy. “Ultimately, continued resourcing at sequestration level would likely embolden our adversaries and undermine the confidence of our allies and partners, which in turn could lead to an even more challenging security environment than we already face,” the document stated. The QDR mounts a defense of the Pentagon’s 2015 budget proposal, which shrinks the size of the Army and proposes cuts to aircraft and troop benefits. The Pentagon argues the cuts and benefit changes are necessary in order to carry out its strategy of creating a smaller and more modern military. The document does not, however, propose any major shifts from its previous defense guidance released in 2012.