Deputy Defense Secretary Blasts Congress For Putting Pentagon In $70B Hole

By Tony Bertuca / September 30, 2014 at 4:38 PM
Congress, by refusing to allow the Defense Department to cut aging weapon systems and enact compensation reform in fiscal year 2015, has put the Pentagon in a $70 billion budget hole as it contemplates the FY-16 budget submission, according to Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work, who sees DOD's embattled overseas contingency operations fund as a way to address the situation. Work, who spoke Tuesday at the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington, said Congress should allow the Pentagon to indefinitely...

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