Pentagon's controversial war account could be poised for political reckoning

By Tony Bertuca / May 18, 2018 at 12:05 PM
A war-funding account that has been derided by critics for years as a "slush fund" may have finally reached a political inflection point in Congress, but statutory budget caps set to return next year could derail ongoing efforts to increase fiscal transparency at the Pentagon. House lawmakers have filed several amendments to the fiscal year 2019 defense authorization bill aimed at obtaining a true accounting of the Defense Department's $69 billion Overseas Contingency Operations fund, which is exempt from existing...

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