Carter Opposes GOP Budget Blueprints Seeking Major OCO Hikes

By Tony Bertuca / March 26, 2015 at 1:21 PM
Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Thursday criticized current budget blueprints advanced by GOP lawmakers that seek to protect defense spending from sequestration by injecting billions of dollars into the Defense Department's overseas contingency operations account, which is exempt from legally mandated spending caps. "I want to emphasize that current proposals to shoehorn DOD base budget funds into our contingency accounts would fail to solve the problem," he said during a speech at the State Department, adding that such strategies "undermine...

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