30 Dec '16, 9am

New in 2017: Donald Trump vs. Sequestration

Donald Trump has promised to do away with the federal spending caps known as sequestration, rollbacks that have hit the Defense Department particularly hard. Now he has to figure out how to make that happen. This will be an important story to watch in the year ahead, whether the next administration can work with Congress to find a solution to the much-reviled 2011 law that established the 10-year budget caps. The outcome will determine how much funding flexibility military leaders will have in years to come. In recent years, Congress has passed a pair of short-term compromises to boost both defense and non-defense spending. But a long-term solution has remained elusive. Military planners have said the caps severely hamper their ability to buy new equipment and prepare for future threats, and the five years remaining will further complicate their work. Sen. Lindsey Graham, ...

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