Tight budgets pose big problem for equipment resets
The last U.S. troops are slated to come home from Iraq at the end of the year, and by the end of 2014 U.S. and NATO troops are due to be out of Afghanistan. The end of combat in those theaters will do away with the need for hundreds of billions in yearly war-funding supplementals, but the savings will have an unintended consequence: It will further strain a Defense Department that has come to rely on those funds to fill holes in its budget. The biggest pinch, according to industry ...
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