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Old 08-14-2019, 04:05 PM
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Originally Posted by DinoR View Post
They didn't.

The NDAA (National Defense Authorization Act) for 2020 is still in process. There are differences in the House and Senate bills to be resolved in conference committee. (Cite)

There was an agreement to exceed Budget Control Act limits for DOD and other authorizations. That included an agreement on what the total DOD number will be. That DOD topline is 738 million in both bills. DOD requested 750 million. That's 1.2 trillion cents more than they are probably getting(Cite and Cite)

...and now back to the OP after the detour for accuracy.
Your cites donít say how much the pentagon requested. They requested $733 billion.

Thank you mhendo for providing that cite from Foreign Policy, I appreciate it.