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Gordon Adams quoted in Military Times on congressional handling of the defense budget

Congressional leaders have abandoned plans to pass any more full-year spending bills in the December lame duck session, delaying resolution on the defense budget for fiscal 2017 until at least April of next year. 


Gordon Adams, a former top defense official at the Office of Management and Budget under President Bill Clinton administration and a current Stimson Center fellow, called the continuing resolution a massive bookkeeping headache for the Pentagon. Among other problems, it leaves the question of what Congress will do with the Pentagon’s recent supplemental request for Afghanistan and Iraq operations, and whether those needs will get funded.
“Is this good for the Pentagon? No,” Adams said. “If it’s extended, the Pentagon will seek some special language for things it must do.” 
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