Aquilino points to $11 billion shortfall in Pentagon budget compared to his independent assessment of INDOPACOM needs

By Nick Wilson / March 20, 2024 at 4:02 PM
A day after submitting an $11 billion unfunded priority list to Congress, the outgoing chief of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command recommended additional appropriations beyond the Pentagon's fiscal year 2025 budget request to bolster Guam missile defense and support "blind, see, kill" capabilities. Addressing House lawmakers during a House Armed Services Committee hearing on Wednesday, Adm. John Aquilino said his independent assessment of INDOPACOM resourcing needed to deter China -- an annual assessment required of the organization's commander by the National Defense...

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