DEFENSE LEADERS TESTIFY ON PENTAGON BUDGET: Sec. of Defense Lloyd Austin and Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley testify before the Senate Appropriations Committee regarding the budget request for the Department of Defense.
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Unlike most other department budgets, President Joe Biden’s $715 billion proposal is actually a slight decrease in funding when adjusted for inflation. The budget includes funds to modernize the military by cutting older military weapons as well as investing further in the U.S. Navy’s capabilities in the South China Sea.
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