President Barack Obama is fighting Congress over authorization to attack Syria. He may not have to fight for the money to pay for it.
The Pentagon has notified congressional appropriators that it won’t seek added funds to pay for a strike, said a Defense Department official and a Republican aide on the House Appropriations Committee. Both requested anonymity because they weren’t authorized to discuss the matter publicly.
Gordon Adams, an American University professor and former Office of Management and Budget official in President Bill Clinton’s administration, said that an operation lasting several days would probably entail between three-dozen and 180 Tomahawk missiles.
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