Congress Asks For Clarity On Shifting Contingency Spending To Base Budget

By Gabe Starosta / May 5, 2014 at 6:30 PM
The House Armed Services Committee this week demanded that the Pentagon complete a task it has been unable or unwilling to perform for years: spell out which wartime-related expenses will become base-budget requirements, and which will fade away as the conflict in Afghanistan winds down. The military services have long used the overseas contingency operations (OCO) funding they receive to pay for war-related needs and to supplement their base budgets as they see fit -- despite OCO dollars' existing, at...

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