White House Seeks $534 Billion Base Defense Budget, $51 Billion For Wars

Townhall.com Staff
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Posted: Jan 28, 2015 10:59 AM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration will seek a base defense budget of $534 billion when it sends its 2016 spending request to Congress next week, a U.S. official said on Tuesday, a figure that exceeds federal caps by $35 billion and could trigger mandatory cuts.