Lawmakers Urge Hagel To Rethink Need For Air-Sea Battle Office

By Christopher J. Castelli / June 10, 2013 at 8:28 PM
Lawmakers are urging Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to rethink the need for the Defense Department's Air-Sea Battle office, suggesting it could be "wasteful bureaucracy." The office, which focuses on Navy and Air Force capabilities aimed at countering anti-access and area-denial (A2/AD) weapons developed by China, faces scrutiny in the June 7 report that accompanies the House Armed Services Committee's fiscal year 2014 defense authorization bill. "The committee is concerned whether the placement of the current ASB office outside of the...

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