Budget/Appropriations

Budget/Appropriations

McKeon to roll out last NDAA next week

Rep. Buck McKeon (R-Calif.) is preparing to unveil his last defense bill as chairman of the House Armed Services Committee next week, kicking off what is sure to be a contentious process as lawmakers decide what capabilities the Pentagon will keep during a time of defense budget cuts.

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General says Marines need more ships in Asia-Pacific

The Marines do not have enough amphibious ships in the Asia-Pacific for more than one contingency, the U.S. commander of Marines in Japan said Friday.

"Will we be able to do it in multiple places simultaneously, or on a scale that would allow us the rapid kind of build up that we would want? No," Lt. Gen. John E. Wissler told defense reporters at a roundtable in Washington on Friday.

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