Navy Asks Congress To Set Up Supplemental Fund For SSBN(X)

By Lee Hudson / September 12, 2013 at 7:09 PM
The Navy is asking Congress to create an annual $4 billion supplemental fund, covering 15 years starting in 2019 totaling $60 billion, that would be apart from the service's budget, to pay for the Navy's newest ballistic missile submarine program, arguing that if the money is taken out of the service's shipbuilding budget it would wreak havoc on surface ship programs. Rear Adm. Richard Breckenridge, undersea warfare director in the office of the chief of naval operations (N97), told the...

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