Hagel Previews Long-Term Cost Analysis Of Anti-ISIS Campaign; Dempsey Sees Budget Issues Ahead

By Tony Bertuca / September 26, 2014 at 6:38 PM
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has launched a long-term analysis of how the Defense Department plans to fund its expanded campaign against Islamic extremists in Iraq and Syria, but Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey already sees "budget problems" approaching the Pentagon. "We are going to require additional funding from Congress as we go forward," Hagel told reporters Sept. 26 at a Pentagon press conference, noting that DOD was meeting with Capitol Hill officials and studying the long-term implications for funding...

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