Pentagon Press Secretary Sees OCO Request In FY-16

By Tony Bertuca / January 6, 2015 at 3:48 PM
It is "safe to assume" that the Defense Department will make another overseas contingency operations request when it submits its fiscal year 2016 budget to Congress, but it would "not be logical to assume" that the total will continue a downward trend, according to Rear Adm. John Kirby, the Pentagon's chief spokesman. The news is unsurprising given that the United States has ramped up operations to counter the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. Known as Operation Inherent Resolve,...

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