Berger: Marine Corps 'set up OK' for flat budget, but cuts would slow modernization

By Aidan Quigley / May 18, 2021 at 3:42 PM
Marine Corps Commandant Gen. David Berger said the service is prepared for a flat budget, though budget cuts would delay the service's ongoing force design efforts. Berger, speaking Tuesday at a Brookings Institution event, said the Biden administration's proposed $753 billion defense budget -- essentially flat over last year's -- was in line with his expectations. "My anticipation was that it was going to be flat, that we are not going to be on a climbing trajectory for the next...

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