The Air Force’s Fiscal 2017 baseline “blue budget” request of $120.4 continues the long climb back to what the service calls “full spectrum readiness,” which won’t be achieved “for eight to 10 years,” the USAF budget director told reporters at a Pentagon briefing on Tuesday.
The Pentagon is increasing its reliance on war-time
funding to not only fully cover the costs of the wars in Afghanistan and
against ISIS, but also to pay for some programs that “admittedly”
shouldn’t be covered by the overseas contingency operations fund, Deputy
Defense Secretary Bob Work said during a Tuesday briefing.
The Defense Department’s $582.7 billion budget request
for Fiscal 2017, attempts to balance the threats of near-peer countries
with the continued battle against terrorism.
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