Tangled Wartime And Base Budgets Could Mean Gaps Worth Billions In FY-15

By Sebastian Sprenger / March 13, 2013 at 4:35 PM
A renewed push by the White House to substantially limit or even eliminate overseas contingency operations funding beginning in fiscal year 2015 could leave the Defense Department short tens of billions of dollars, according to defense officials. The problem has been a long time in the making: Both Congress and DOD have allowed supplemental spending packages for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan -- dubbed overseas contingency operations, or OCO, by the Obama administration -- to become funding sources for...

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