Senior DOD officials say Capitol Hill dysfunction threatens their race against China

By Tony Bertuca / February 8, 2024 at 8:31 PM
Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall and Pentagon acquisition chief Bill LaPlante said today that ongoing congressional dysfunction is hobbling their ability to compete with China, detailing some of the specific financial stresses that lawmakers have put the department under as the government continues down an uncertain path toward the fiscal year 2025 budget submission. Kendall, speaking at a RAND Corp. event in Arlington, VA, said the White House intends to submit the FY-25 budget on March 11 regardless of whether...

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