September 11, 2017

Hawks, Pentagon, industry brace for effects of 'dreaded' stop-gap defense budget

Featuring Jerry Hendrix

Source: Washington Examiner

Journalist Travis J Tritten

Washington reaction ranged from dread to frustration in recent days as the reality sank in that Congress is passing another continuing resolution to fund the Defense Department.

The military, amid widespread budget uncertainty, is grappling with a spike in non-combat military deaths from naval and aviation mishaps, 42 this year by the House Armed Service's count, and President Trump and defense hawks on Capitol Hill are asking for big hikes to shore up what they see as underfunded and overburdened forces.

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  • Jerry Hendrix

    Former Senior Fellow and Director, Defense Program

    Jerry Hendrix was the Senior Fellow and the Director of the Defense Program at the Center for a New American Security. A retired Captain in the United States Navy, his staff ...