Pentagon Correspondent, Bloomberg News
I came to Washington in March 1977 as an intern for investigative columnist Jack Anderson and stayed. Started covering defense for Bloomberg in late 1997.
bloomberg.com — The Pentagon is seeking congressional approval to shift about $9.6 billion in this year's defense budget to priority projects, mostly to pay for greater-than-expected Afghanistan war and transportation costs. The largest single request is to move $1.3 billion into Army operations and maintenance "to support funding shortfalls for U.S.
bloomberg.com — The Pentagon will request that Congress approve a budget for combat operations of about $79.5 billion, the least since 2005, as U.S. troops withdraw from Afghanistan, according to administration officials. The proposal for war operations, which aren't included in the main Pentagon budget, may be submitted as soon as tomorrow, said the officials, who asked not to be identified discussing the funding request before it's presented.
bloomberg.com — The Pentagon will continue for another year the lease of a Chinese commercial satellite to provide communications for its Africa Command. The use of China's Apstar-7 satellite will continue in a $10.7 million lease through the government solutions unit of a U.S. company, Harris CapRock Communications, the Pentagon said today in an e-mailed statement.
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