The National Nuclear Security Administration boosted
its defense program budget request for Fiscal 2017 by 4.5 percent above
Fiscal 2016 appropriations, mainly to support nuclear warhead
modernization, officials announced.
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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