AFSOC commander defends armed overwatch program after funding slashed

By Sara Sirota / February 16, 2021 at 5:44 PM
After Congress significantly cut fiscal year 2021 funding and demanded more reviews of U.S. Special Operations Command's armed overwatch program, a three-star general is defending the organization's search for a more efficient counterinsurgency fleet and argued the Pentagon would have been ready to move forward with a procurement decision this year. “I think Congress is being prudent about this, but ultimately, I believe that SOCOM will be able to demonstrate to the Congress that this is a viable program and...

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