Speakes: War Demands May Result in Near-Term Reduction to JLTV Funding

By Kate Brannen / October 28, 2009 at 5:00 AM
Pressure on the Defense Department's budget, coupled with the urgent needs of war, may force the Army to reduce funding to the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle program, according to a senior service official. There is a "longstanding need" for a humvee replacement, Lt. Gen. Stephen Speakes, deputy chief of staff for programs (G-8), told reporters yesterday at his last media roundtable before retiring after 35 years in the service. However, it is a long-term priority, he said, meaning its funding...

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