Pentagon will need to fund 'enduring requirements,' now in OCO account, once combat ends

By Tony Bertuca  
September 30, 2016 at 5:21 PM
(Editor's Note: This story has been revised to reflect additional information Inside Defense obtained following its original publication.) The Defense Department estimates it will need about $30 billion annually to support “enduring requirements” once overseas combat operations end. Those requirements are now being funded through the department’s Overseas Contingency Operations account. "The Department of Defense Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) budget request includes requirements associated with a forward presence and readiness that will likely continue after...

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