JFCOM Readies for FY-10 Budget Battle with Services; Goal is 'No Surprises'

By Jason Sherman / July 9, 2008 at 5:00 AM
Gen. James Mattis, the U.S. Joint Forces Command chief vested with new and unprecedented power to influence the shape of DOD weapon systems accounts, has launched a campaign to ensure the military services are not surprised by programs he plans to fight for during the budget endgame this summer, as the Pentagon finalizes a new six-year investment blueprint. Mattis, recently empowered to critique what he and other combatant commanders deem shortfalls in the military services' budget plans, wants to make...

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