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Sun May 12, 2019, 11:59 PM

Pentagon Will Pull Money from Ballistic Missile and Surveillance Plane Programs to Fund Border Wall

Pentagon will pull money from ballistic missile and surveillance plane programs to fund border wall

By Dan Lamothe May 12 at 1:56 PM

The Pentagon will shift $1.5 billion for President Trump’s border wall from programs that include the military’s next nuclear intercontinental ballistic missile and a plane that provides surveillance and communications to fighter jets while airborne, according to a Defense Department document obtained by The Washington Post.

The document includes more details about the administration’s plan, disclosed Friday, to build about 80 additional miles of border wall using Defense Department money. The document echoes acting defense secretary Patrick M. Shanahan in saying that there will be no negative effect on military readiness, though administration officials have previously acknowledged that reprogrammed money also could be put toward other unfunded military projects.

“The Department carefully selected sources for the reprogramming that are excess or early to need and will not adversely affect military preparedness,” the document said.

The reprogramming has angered Democratic lawmakers, who say it amounts to the administration sidestepping congressional authority to pay for a Trump campaign promise. The Pentagon has justified the reprogramming for the border wall by shifting the funding to a Defense Department counterdrug effort.

“We look forward to hearing your views on how you intend to repair the damaged relationship between the defense oversight committees and the Department,” several Democratic senators, including Patrick J. Leahy (Vt.), Jack Reed (R.I.) and Richard J. Durbin (Ill.), wrote in a letter to the Pentagon on Friday.

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/2019/05/12/pentagon-will-pull-money-ballistic-missile-surveillance-plane-programs-fund-border-wall/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.f639f12b0a0e

Cut the billions of foreign aid to israel, egypt and the rest of the shithole scaps of land in the ME, then we will be getting somewhere...

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Reply Pentagon Will Pull Money from Ballistic Missile and Surveillance Plane Programs to Fund Border Wall (Original post)
RCW2014 May 12 OP
Da Mannn May 13 #1
oldenuff35 May 13 #2
Gunslinger201 May 13 #3
His Daughter May 13 #4
RCW2014 May 13 #5
His Daughter May 13 #6
Badsamm May 13 #7

Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Mon May 13, 2019, 12:29 AM

1. WaPo. Famous for fake news and outright lies.

of course the first thing RC wants to do is cut aid to Israel. Figures.

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Response to Da Mannn (Reply #1)

Mon May 13, 2019, 01:24 AM

2. And they have a water boy in here who loves to carry and spread their lies.

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Mon May 13, 2019, 02:54 AM

3. If protecting the Country's Border isn't a Military Mission

What is?

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Mon May 13, 2019, 12:34 PM

4. Disingenuous Title

The executive branch is using its lawful authority granted by Congress to reprogram money at its discretion.

Compare this to the Obama's administration illegally spending money on the ACA.

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Response to His Daughter (Reply #4)

Mon May 13, 2019, 12:40 PM

5. There is nothing in the title that suggests it isn't "lawful"... nt

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Response to RCW2014 (Reply #5)

Mon May 13, 2019, 12:43 PM

6. This was not a Pentagon decision...it was made higher up

The Pentagon did not willy nilly decide to offer up funding for the border. It was directed to find the money and did.

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Mon May 13, 2019, 12:53 PM

7. Sounds like a great idea. No borders, no country

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