DOD Taps $582M Fund To Pay For Unexpected Afghanistan Force Levels

By Sebastian Sprenger / August 15, 2013 at 2:51 PM
Defense Department officials are tapping the balance of a new transfer fund set up by Congress earlier this year to pay for higher-than-expected United States Forces-Afghanistan troop levels, according to a recent reprogramming notice sent to lawmakers. Amid other DOD efforts to shore up war funding, wrapped up in a patchwork of out-of-cycle congressional spending measures, the July 30 notice by Comptroller Robert Hale stands out because it acknowledges miscalculating the number of troops under the U.S. command during fiscal...

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