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unhappycamper Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-15-08 06:41 AM
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Services seek $30B in additional funds
Services seek $30B in additional funds
By William Matthews - Staff writer
Posted : Thursday Feb 14, 2008 20:18:54 EST

Just four days after asking Congress the largest defense budget since World War II $705.7 billion to be spent in 2009 the U.S. military services each sent wish lists worth billions more.

In all, the services say the big budgets they just delivered to lawmakers leave them $30 billion in unfunded requirements.

The Air Force lays claim to more than half that amount, submitting an 11-page, $18.7 billion list of items it wants, ranging from more F-22 stealth fighters and C-17 cargo planes to trainer aircraft shelters and vehicle barriers.

The Navy requests $4.6 billion more, the Army $3.9 billion and the Marine Corps $1.3 billion.

The services submitted these wish lists in response to an invitation from Rep. Duncan Hunter, the senior Republican on the House Armed Services Committee. Hunter released the lists Feb. 14.


Rest of article at: http://www.armytimes.com/news/2008/02/defense_wishlists... /



uhc comment: $705,700,000,000 (+ $30,000,000,000) to expand the empire. Methinks the MIC is out of control.
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acmavm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-15-08 06:44 AM
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1. Hmmmmm, why? What do they need all this money for? Is it for more
wars? Is it for useless aircraft? Is it for more weapons to use against the people IN THIS COUNTRY? You know, like the radar/sonar/whatever type gun that can cook your internal organs? They one that will be so useful if us uppity worthless peasants ever really do get sick and tire of the criminals that run this country and take to the streets?
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