Inside the Pentagon - May 10, 2018

Mattis vows to make most of historic defense budget

By Tony Bertuca  
May 9, 2018 at 7:17 PM
Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) told Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Wednesday the Defense Department would make budgetary history under his watch. "You'll have the largest budget of any department ever in the history of the United States of America -- the largest," Durbin, the top Democrat on the Senate Appropriations defense subcommittee, told Mattis during a hearing. "I think you have a special burden," the senator continued. "There was a burden when you had too few dollars; there will be...

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