Pentagon Puts FY-20 Expiration Date On OCO

By Tony Bertuca / February 2, 2015 at 12:44 PM
The Pentagon has put a fiscal year 2020 expiration date on its overseas contingency operations account, pledging to propose a plan "early this year" that would begin phasing OCO costs into the base budget beginning in FY-17, but only if sequestration is repealed, according to budget documents released Monday. The Defense Department is requesting $585 billion for FY-16, of which $51 billion will be put toward OCO. The total request is $35 billion above sequestration-level spending caps. Many critics of...

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