Pentagon's No. 2 telegraphs big funding shifts in upcoming defense budget

By Tony Bertuca / October 10, 2018 at 12:06 PM
Deputy Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan, one of the chief architects of the Pentagon's upcoming budget request, provided new details today on the modernization "retooling" required to position the U.S. military for a new era of competition against China and Russia. Shanahan, who spoke to a small group of reporters at the Association of the United States Army's annual convention in Washington, said the fiscal year 2020 request due in February would boost research, development, test and evaluation funding. "If you...

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