Pentagon said to request about $4 billion more for weapons
The Pentagon will request about $189 billion for weapons development and purchases in the next budget, about a $4 billion increase over current spending, according to government officials. The proposal for the fiscal year beginning Oct. 1 includes $76.1 billion for research and $112.8 billion to buy weapons, said officials who spoke on condition of anonymity. Congress this year approved $184.9 billion for weapons, including $104.5 billion for procurement.
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