Inside the Pentagon - September 7, 2017

Thornberry sees CR exemptions for missile defense based on threats from North Korea

September 06, 2017 |
Tony Bertuca
House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-TX) said Sept. 6 nuclear threats from North Korea have spurred discussions to carve out new spending for missile defense, even though the Pentagon is expected to enter the new fiscal year under the restrictions of a congressional measure that locks spending at previous-year levels. Thornberry said he expects Congress to pass a three-month continuing resolution amid partisan fighting over federal spending, the debt limit and caps mandated by the 2011 Budget Control...

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