DOD: Restriction On Use Of NATO Security Funds Is Politically Damaging

By Thomas Duffy / April 17, 2003 at 5:00 AM
The Pentagon has told Congress a two-year-old restriction on spending NATO security program dollars to support the alliance's Partnership for Peace effort, which involves countries of the former Soviet Union, is having "considerable negative political consequences." Congress approved the prohibitive language in the fiscal year 2001 and 2002 military construction appropriations acts. In a report detailing the NATO Security Investment Program budget request for FY-04, the Bush administration said the law is "proving the practical axiom that without sustained U.S...

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