Senate appropriators look to block new 'Critical Munitions Acquisition Fund'

By Tony Bertuca / August 4, 2022 at 5:00 AM
The Senate Appropriations Committee is taking a dim view of a new Pentagon proposal to create a $500 million "Critical Munitions Acquisitions Fund" intended to help the United States surge production of key anti-tank and anti-aircraft weapons to continue to aid Ukraine and prepare for other potential crises. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said in April that a Pentagon proposal for the fund could give the department the money and the flexibility to “surge” weapons production to aid Ukraine and create...

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