Army Chief Nominee Says He Would Accept Excess War-Spending Deal

By Ellen Mitchell, Sebastian Sprenger / July 21, 2015 at 2:58 PM
Gen. Mark Milley, the next prospective Army chief of staff, said he would make use of overseas contingency operations dollars to maintain his service if no other funding avenue existed to plug budget holes, breaking with the administration's vocal rejection of such a tactic. Speaking at his July 21 Senate Armed Services Committee confirmation hearing , Milley said the service "would prefer, if possible, the budget be in the base." However, he added, "As the recipient of money, I will...

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