Clinton Doled Out Billions for Top Defense Programs Before Leaving

By Dan Dupont / January 23, 2001 at 5:00 AM
Just days before leaving office, Clinton administration Pentagon officials distributed billions of dollars in new defense spending to a variety of programs across the services, including the Army's Comanche helicopter and Future Combat System, the Air Force's C-17 airlifter and the Navy's LPD-17 amphibious dock ship, according to military and industry sources. Also increased in recent weeks were budget lines for the Patriot missile, the Space Based Infrared System High satellite network, Navy mine warfare initiatives and a host of...

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