Bush Requests $623.1 Billion for Defense; $12.1 Billion Earmarked for More Ground Forces

By Dan Dupont / February 5, 2007 at 5:00 AM
President Bush today asked Congress for $623.1 billion in fiscal year 2008 defense funds, including $141.7 billion for Iraq, Afghanistan and war on terrorism operations and $12.1 billion to increase the size of the Army and the Marine Corps. "The fiscal 2008 Global War on Terror request is consistent with the direction of Congress to include the cost of ongoing operations in the Global War on Terror with the fiscal 2008 Department of Defense Base Budget," the Pentagon said in...

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