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Laicie Heeley quoted in Stars and Stripes on Overseas Contingency Operations

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The military’s overseas war fund that pays for fighting the Islamic State group might soon be used to help overcome the water crisis in Michigan and ease the heroin epidemic across the United States.


“I think at this point, all of this back and forth on [the war fund] is unprecedented. I think we are kind of making it up as we are going along,” said Laicie Heeley, a fellow on budgeting for foreign affairs and defense at the Stimson Center, a Washington, D.C., policy think tank.

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