Wolfowitz: Despite Changes, DOD Will Still Recommend Veto Of Senate Authorization Bill

By Thomas Duffy / June 27, 2002 at 5:00 AM
Despite a Senate amendment to its fiscal year 2003 defense authorization bill that could restore an $814 million cut in missile defense funding, President Bush's top defense advisers would continue to recommend that he veto the bill, Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz told a House committee today. The Bush administration had issued a statement June 14 that said the president's advisers would recommend a veto of the bill based primarily on the missile defense cut. The Senate yesterday added two...

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