Austin sees budget 'opportunities' post-Afghanistan exit

By Tony Bertuca / May 6, 2021 at 4:45 PM
Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said today he believes the U.S. military withdrawal from Afghanistan with present the Pentagon with "opportunities" to redirect spending to higher priorities. “Certainty, any time you stop doing something that is this important and this big, it creates opportunities,” he said during a Pentagon press conference. “We’ll look at what the possibilities are going forward as opportunities are created. Certainly, we’ll be sighted in on our overall strategy and making sure that we prioritize our resources...

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