Senators Snubbed Carter On Plea To Save MEADS

By Sebastian Sprenger / June 20, 2011 at 8:18 PM
Pentagon acquisition chief Ashton Carter last week pleaded unsuccessfully with Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin (D-MI) to preserve funding for the tri-national Medium Extended Air Defense System just as the committee was marking up its version of the fiscal year 2012 defense authorization bill, according to a letter from Carter's office circulated today. Carter's June 15 missive to Levin laments cuts of $150 million to the program made by two House committees and argues the reductions would make...

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