30 Jun '15, 11am

Reject Navy's #Budget Gimmick: by @WilliamHartung and our own @enfein via @defense_news

Appropriators want to ensure the Navy is required to fund the Ohio-class' $90 billion-plus procurement costs within its obligated budget. Members of the Armed Services Committee — the authorizers — want the subs funded in a separate account outside the Navy's regular budget. The account, known as the Sea-Based Deterrence Fund, is an unprecedented scheme that the Navy, the shipbuilding lobby and their congressional allies have been promoting for several years as a way to avoid making tough decisions about what ships are most needed to address 21st century challenges.

Full article: http://www.defensenews.com/story/defense/commentary/2015/...

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