Pentagon planning a mammoth FY-20 war budget to avoid spending cap

By Tony Bertuca / February 7, 2019 at 7:14 PM
The Defense Department is preparing to ask Congress for an increase of more than $100 billion in its controversial warfighting account to skirt a mandatory budget cap, but some government officials are worried it will only further the account's appearance as a slush fund. The Pentagon's fiscal year 2020 Overseas Contingency Operations request could be as much as $174 billion, though the department requested $69 billion for FY-19, government officials told Inside Defense . Since the creation of the OCO...

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