LaPlante worries about how Hill dysfunction will look to NATO allies

By Tony Bertuca / September 15, 2023 at 2:09 PM
Pentagon acquisition chief Bill LaPlante is going to Brussels next week to urge NATO armaments directors to continue surging weapons production to assist Ukraine and deter Russia, but he noted today that he will be doing so as Congress, unable to pass defense spending bills and other appropriations packages, is sliding toward a government shutdown . “It's just bad every way you look at it,” he said today at the Center for a New American Security in Washington. LaPlante, who...

Not a subscriber? Sign up for 30 days free access to exclusive, behind-the-scenes reporting on defense policy and procurement.

Log in to access this content.