Dunford: DOD needs between 3 percent and 7 percent growth annually

By Tony Bertuca  
September 26, 2017 at 12:55 PM
The Defense Department is working on a National Defense Strategy that would require between 3 percent and 7 percent annual budget growth for the next five years, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford said Tuesday. Dunford, who appeared for renomination before the Senate Armed Services Committee, said DOD would have to “fundamentally reorder” the National Defense Strategy if Congress cannot authorize and appropriate the necessary budget growth. “Our plan to date, first and foremost, has highlighted...

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