Inside the Pentagon - December 6, 2018

Mattis: NDS priorities will flounder without military spending boost

December 5, 2018 at 2:10 PM
SIMI VALLEY, CA -- Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Dec. 1 denounced a potential cut to the Pentagon's future funding, saying the Defense Department needs Congress' full financial support to meet the National Defense Strategy's goals. "Thanks to President Trump and Congress, we have begun to arrest the erosion of our competitive advantage, but without sustained, predictable funding, the gains we've made will swiftly fade and our investments will never realize their full potential," Mattis said in his keynote speech...

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