Lawmakers Ask Military For Unfunded Wishlist

Law360, New York (February 18, 2014, 7:53 PM EST) -- The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee and other lawmakers have asked the country's armed forces to provide a list of military requests that will not be funded in President Barack Obama's upcoming 2015 budget request, seeking insight into what the military will sacrifice as budgets decline.

 Rep. Buck McKeon, R-Calif., sent letters to each branch of the military on Monday, asking them to revive a tradition of including “unfunded requirements” in budget battles. Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates ended the practice in Obama's first...
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