Army constitutes more than 70 percent of DOD's FY-19 request for EDI

By Courtney McBride / February 21, 2018 at 4:01 PM
The Trump administration aims to drastically increase the funding in fiscal year 2019 for the European Deterrence Initiative, designed to counter Russian adventurism on the continent, with Army equipment and activities comprising $4.6 billion of a total $6.5 billion request. According to budget justification documents , the Defense Department's FY-19 spending is intended to support its continued pursuit of five lines of effort: "(1) increased presence, (2) exercises and training, (3) enhanced prepositioning, (4) improved infrastructure, and (5) building partner...

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