Inside the Pentagon - May 25, 2017

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

May 24, 2017 at 5:55 PM
The Army is tapping a wartime account for over $1 billion to bolster its armored brigade combat teams in Europe to deter Russia. 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 OCO under the [Office of Management and Budget] guidelines," Todd Harrison, director of defense budget analysis at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, told...

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