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White House seeks additional $6B for defense in FY-18

November 06, 2017 |
Tony Bertuca
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(UPDATE: On Nov. 7, DOD released additional details on the requested funding. Click here to view them .) The White House has sent Congress a budgetary amendment seeking an additional $6 billion in defense spending for fiscal year 2018, with $4 billion requested for missile defense to counter threats from North Korea, $700 million going to repair damage to Navy ships and $1.2 billion to finance the U.S. buildup in Afghanistan. Missile defense highlights from the request includes $2.1 billion...

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