DOD acquisition chief says new surge in munitions investments must 'stick' in future budgets

By Tony Bertuca / March 14, 2023 at 4:18 PM
Pentagon acquisition chief Bill LaPlante said today he believes the increased U.S. investment in munitions, especially those meant to aid Ukraine and Taiwan, must continue for at least four or five more years. LaPlante, speaking at the Reagan Institute’s National Security Innovation Base Summit, noted the Biden administration’s fiscal year 2024 request for $30.6 billion for missiles and munitions , a 12% increase above what Congress enacted in FY-23. “However, we tend to have short memories in Washington, DC,” he...

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