Work Optimistic On Sequestration, But Russia Presents New Challenges In FY-17 Budget Build

By Tony Bertuca / June 22, 2015 at 12:23 PM
Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work is "pretty certain" that sequestration will not occur in fiscal year 2016 given congressional support for White House veto threats, but the need to hedge against a revanchist Russia is forcing the Pentagon to re-think fundamental budget plans for FY-17. "Three months ago I would have said sequestration was better than a 50-50 proposition," Work said during a June 22 speech at RAND Corp. in Arlington, VA. "Today, I'm pretty certain we won't get to...

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