Review of the FY2018 Budget Request for the U.S. Dept. Of Defense, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Defense of the Committee on Appropriations, U.S. Senate, One Hundred Fifteenth Congress, First Session, June 14, 2017 [open pdf - 441KB]
This testimony compilation is from the June 14, 2017 hearing, "Review of the FY2018 Budget Request for the U.S. Dept. of Defense," before the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations. From the opening statement of Thad Cochran: "We in the Department of Defense are keenly aware of the sacrifices made by the American people to fund our military. Many times in the past we have looked reality in the eye, met challenges with Congressional leadership, and built the most capable warfighting force in the world. There is no room for complacency and we have no God-given right to victory on the battlefield. Each generation of Americans, from the halls of Congress to the battlefields, earn victory through commitment and sacrifice. And yet, for four years our military has been subject to or threatened by automatic, across-the-board cuts as a result of sequester - a mechanism meant to be so injurious to the military it would never go into effect. In addition, during nine of the past ten years, Congress has enacted 30 separate Continuing Resolutions to fund the Department of Defense, thus inhibiting our readiness and adaptation to new challenges." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: James N. Mattis and Joseph F. Dunford Jr.
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