Shanahan defends Pentagon budget from 'slush fund' charges

By Tony Bertuca  
March 14, 2019 at 2:45 PM
Acting Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan sought to defend the Pentagon's fiscal year 2020 budget on Capitol Hill today as senators cited the Defense Department for misusing its Overseas Contingency Operations account to circumvent statutory spending caps. “We built this budget to implement our National Defense Strategy, and I look forward to working with you to ensure predictable, on-time funding at our requested topline, so our military can remain the most lethal, adaptable, and resilient fighting force in the world,” he...

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