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Compromise NDAA language invests in more troops, scales back procurement of ships, aircraft

from USNI News

The Senate and House armed services committees have agreed upon a compromise National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 that prioritizes higher personnel and readiness levels over procurement of ships and aircraft. Senior armed services committee aides told reporters that their compromise bill includes $3.2 billion in Overseas Contingency Operations spending aimed at adding 16,000 soldiers, 4,000 airmen and 3,000 Marines to the force. That money covers not only the military personnel costs associated with the higher force but also increased operations and maintenance costs. more

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