Inside the Pentagon - February 7, 2019

Upcoming defense budget request being eyed for border wall funding

By Tony Bertuca  
February 6, 2019 at 3:58 PM
The Pentagon is in discussions with the White House Office of Management and Budget on whether the upcoming defense budget will request money for a southern border wall in fiscal year 2020 and information is beginning to leak to Washington think tankers and other insiders. A government official with knowledge of the matter who requested anonymity to discuss sensitive federal budget matters confirmed to Inside Defense that Pentagon officials are in talks with OMB about possibly using the national defense...

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