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Mattis pledges to ask Congress for larger military in FY-19

June 12, 2017 |
Tony Bertuca
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Defense Secretary Jim Mattis asked Congress to reach the bipartisan consensus needed to pass the Trump administration’s fiscal year 2018 defense budget and pledged to follow up in FY-19 with a request that will increase the size of the military. Mattis, who appeared before the House Armed Services Committee on Monday night, told lawmakers that lifting the spending caps mandated by the 2011 Budget Control Act will set the stage for a five-year budget plan that will “grow the all-volunteer...

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