Draft legislation would mandate sweeping scrub of entire major weapon system inventory, identify divestitures

By Jason Sherman / August 26, 2021 at 11:01 AM
An influential lawmaker is proposing legislation that -- if enacted -- could establish a new framework for assessing the suitability of the U.S. military’s existing major weapon system inventory for potential future combat operations, directing a review that could reshape the $2 trillion roster of current projects by identifying programs for divestiture that are not keeping pace with emerging threats. The chairman’s mark of the House Armed Services Committee’s fiscal year 2022 defense policy bill -- to be proffered publicly...

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