White House Objects To House Panel's Proposed MEADS Cut, Abrams Boost

By Sebastian Sprenger / May 24, 2011 at 9:13 PM
The White House today protested language in the House Armed Services Committee's fiscal year 2012 defense authorization bill that would slash $150 million from the Medium Extended Air Defense System and provide $425 million to keep the Abrams tank production line humming beyond FY-12. Cutting the tri-national MEADS program could “trigger a unilateral withdrawal” from the memorandum of understanding with Germany and Italy, according to a statement of administration policy issued by the Office of Management and Budget. House lawmakers...

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