Army seeks to use $1 billion in ERI funds to upgrade ground vehicles in FY-18

By Courtney McBride / May 26, 2017 at 6:19 PM
The Army is tapping a wartime account intended to deter Russia for over $1 billion to bolster its armored brigade combat teams in Europe. The move, however, is spurring concerns the Army is going well beyond the intended purpose of the supplemental fund. "It is certainly pushing the limits of what's supposed to be allowed in [Overseas Contingency Operations] under the [Office of Management and Budget] guidelines," Todd Harrison, director of defense budget analysis at the Center for Strategic and...

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