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Pentagon weighs Afghan war supplemental request

Pentagon weighs Afghan war supplemental request

Sep 27, 2016 - 11:28

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The Pentagon plans seeking a supplemental spending measure in November to meet expenses of US troops in Afghanistaninfo-icon, the defense secretary said on Monday.

“We have a range. We’re going to refine it. And they’ll get a refined number when [Congress members] return in November, hopefully to pass a budget for the federal government,” Ash Carter said.

US media outlets quoted Carter as telling journalists during a visit to Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota that the budget request was in the process of being finalised by Department of Defense.

However, he stopped short of putting a specific figure on the monetary, saying the Pentagon’s budgetary experts were weighing a “range”.

Carter saw opportunities to strengthen the campaign against the Islamic State in Afghanistan with Operation Resolute Support, with coalition partners.

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