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Mattis pledges to 'wisely' spend potential budget boost as Hill debate continues

By Tony Bertuca  
February 8, 2018 at 4:50 PM
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, citing an ongoing Pentagon audit, pledged today to "wisely" spend the $165 billion in additional defense funding Congress is poised to grant the Defense Department in fiscal years 2018 and 2019. "We have never had a full audit," he told reporters at the Pentagon. "I'm very comfortable that we are going to find problems in how we are spending money and we'll correct on every one of those. We are going to find every problem and...

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