Department of Defense Budget Posture, Hearing Before the United States Senate Committee on Armed Services, One Hundred Fourteenth Congress, Second Session, March 17, 2016   [open pdf - 367KB]

This is a testimony compilation of the March 17, 2016 hearing, "Department of Defense Budget Posture" held before the Senate Committee on Armed Services. Taken from the submitted statement of Secretary Ash Carter: "The President's budget submission accordingly adheres to that budget deal - requesting a total of $582.7 billion for the Defense Department in FY 2017, for both the base budget and Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) funds combined. How we plan to invest those funds, along with our planned investments for the next five years - as detailed in the customary Future Years Defense Program (FYDP) that's included in the President's budget submission - are critical to DoD's ability to carry out our mission of national defense with the excellence the American people expect of their military, which is today the finest fighting force the world has ever known." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Ashton B. Carter, Michael J. McCord, and Joseph F. Dunford, Jr.

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