CENTCOM says it could use MQ-9 drones that were cut for Trump's wall

By Tony Bertuca / February 21, 2020 at 11:42 AM
U.S. Central Command is asking Congress for $371 million for "unfunded priorities," most of which would go to purchase MQ-9 unmanned aerial vehicles, which were recently cut to pay for President Trump's wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, according to documents obtained by Inside Defense . The request highlights an apparent disconnect on the issue between the Pentagon, which views the Air Force MQ-9 as an item that can be reduced, and CENTCOM, which sees it as its top "unfunded priority."...

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