Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Army Request Emphasizes Global Presence

Army Request Emphasizes Global Presence: The highlights of the US Army's budget request continued to emphasize Army leadership's argument that it is a force stretched to respond to crises and in need of funding.

The 21-page "budget overview" of the Army's $147 billion request to Congress tout's the presence of 140,000 soldiers in 150 countries, and casts the service as, "the backbone of the Joint Force."

The topline budget is $127 billion in base budget dollars, supplemented by $21 billion in overseas contingency operations (OCO) funding.