Saturday, August 16, 2014

Additional OCO update

Earlier this month Update VI - OCO update discussed the OCO. Back in In June 2011 this blogger had noted that "...the CBO Baseline of March 2011, against which all proposals are scored to determine their effect, included $1.7 Trillion of overseas contingency operations funds (i.e. funds for the operations in Afghanistan and Iraq) over the next ten years..." and that this would leave 'magical money' available for the Pentagon (which at the time was predicting that sequestration would result in doom!).

Now, finally, it appears that lawmakers "from both parties" have woken up to this, expressing "...concern that the funding request is setting a dangerous precedent of maintaining a “slush fund” for the Pentagon to use without any congressional oversight..." Apparently sometimes it takes a while...

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