Inside the Pentagon - November 9, 2017

White House seeks additional $6B for defense in FY-18

By Tony Bertuca  
November 8, 2017 at 4:47 PM
The White House has sent Congress a budgetary amendment seeking an additional $6 billion in defense spending for fiscal year 2018, with $4 billion requested for missile defense to counter threats from North Korea, $700 million going to repair damage to Navy ships and $1.2 billion to finance the U.S. buildup in Afghanistan. Missile defense highlights from the request includes $2.1 billion for construction of an additional Ground-based Interceptor field at Ft. Greely, AK, 50 Terminal High Altitude Area Defense...

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