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DeepModem Mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 10:56 AM
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NYT/Reuters: Pentagon Expands War-Funding Push
Pentagon Expands War-Funding Push
By REUTERS
Published: October 27, 2006

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Defense Department is expanding the scope of what it deems war-related spending, a move that would make it easier to meet growing Army and other service requests for more funding overall.

Deputy Defense Secretary Gordon England, in a memorandum dated Wednesday, told military chiefs to base their requests for funding outside the regular defense budget on the "longer war against terror.''

Such requests should be "not strictly limited'' to Iraq, Afghanistan and operations from Philippines to Djibouti sparked by the September 11 attacks, England wrote. He said they should be sent to the defense secretary's office by November 1....

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With passage of the fiscal 2006 supplemental spending bill, war-related appropriations would total about $436.8 billion for Iraq, Afghanistan and enhanced security at military bases, the nonpartisan Congressional Research Service said in a September 22 report.

All this is in addition to the more than $500 billion sought by President Bush in his baseline fiscal 2007 national defense request....

http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/washington/politics-arms...
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jimshoes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 10:59 AM
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1. Get it while you can
you only got 2 more years of this chimpministration. Then you'll have to actually explain where all that money went.
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acmavm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 11:19 AM
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2. They've never explained where any money went during anyone's
administration. Not sticking up for this one but you gotta admit, this ain't the first bunch that's looted the American Treasury through the Pentagon.
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