Stimson in the News

Stimson’s “Defense Divided: Overcoming the Challenges of Overseas Contingency Operations” report cited in WFED-AM

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As the Defense Department prepares to send another 615 troops to Iraq, one prominent Republican is shifting attention to the United States’ other war, Afghanistan.

Rep. Joe Wilson (R-S.C.), chairman of the Armed Services Emerging Threats and Capabilities Subcommittee, is calling on the Obama administration to submit a budget supplemental to Congress to pay for extra troops in Afghanistan through 2017.


“OCO has become a ‘slush fund,’ with the sole purpose of providing the Pentagon support above and beyond the [sequestration] budget caps,” states a May study from the Stimson Center.

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