Washington adjusting to new budget conversation after White House orders defense cuts

By Tony Bertuca  
October 29, 2018 at 3:06 PM
The Washington defense community returned to work Monday morning after a weekend spent digesting the potential impact of a White House-directed $33 billion cut to the Pentagon's budget in fiscal year 2020, a reduction Deputy Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan confirmed Friday. Shanahan said last week at a Military Reporters and Editors conference he received a phone call from White House Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney telling the Pentagon to shift its expectations from a $733 billion total...

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