DOD eyes budget 'gimmick' repeat in FY-21, plowing $65B from OCO to base

By Jason Sherman  
May 15, 2019 at 1:56 PM
The Defense Department is laying the groundwork for a fiscal year 2021 budget request that would prop up its base budget by plowing $65 billion previously forecast as war spending into routine appropriation accounts, including nearly $20 billion for weapons investment, repeating a central strategy of the Trump administration's FY-20 budget request. The " National Defense Budget Estimates For Fiscal Year 2020 ," a 281-page document commonly known as the "Green Book" and prepared by the Pentagon comptroller's office, reveals...

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