DOD says 0.8% 'real growth' budget sufficient for China-focused strategy; supplemental likely for Ukraine

By Tony Bertuca / March 13, 2023 at 3:18 PM
Senior Pentagon officials said today the fiscal year 2024 budget request represents less than 1% real growth above what Congress enacted for FY-23 but asserted that the topline is sufficient to implement a National Defense Strategy focused on deterring China. Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen Hicks said in a press conference that there is no such thing as a “no-risk” budget at the Pentagon. “Our greatest measure of success, and the one we use around here most often, is to make...

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