Berger: Marine Corps moving ahead under premise of 'flat or declining' defense budgets

By Mallory Shelbourne / October 3, 2019 at 4:33 PM
The Marine Corps is charting its new path forward for a period of great power competition with the understanding that defense budgets will remain stagnant or decrease, according to the service’s top officer. “Our assumption . . . my assumption is flat or declining, in a nut shell, not rising,” Marine Corps Commandant Gen. David Berger told an audience today at The Heritage Foundation when asked about achieving his goals for the service under strained military spending. “If [an increase]...

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