Pentagon comes out in opposition to regulation requiring army want lists

One other antagonistic impact, Warren has stated, is the division could not embrace sure initiatives in its common funds request on the idea that the brass will ask for them on a want checklist — a observe that renders the precise funds incomplete.

As well as, Warren and different critics level out, spending on a want checklist shouldn’t be required to come back with five-year price projections, as is the case with the extra disciplined common budgetary course of.

Warren, who introduced Monday she is operating for reelection in 2024, wrote the Pentagon in December and once more in January urging officers there to rethink the want checklist observe. She has questioned just about each senior Protection Division witness showing earlier than the Armed Providers Committee this yr concerning the subject.

Bipartisan critique

In February, Warren and 5 different lawmakers wrote Austin urging him to attempt to cut back the want lists and to help laws that all of them co-sponsored within the final Congress that will overturn the statutory necessities for the lists.

The signatories of the February letter included Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, a member of the Armed Providers Committee who additionally serves on the Intelligence Committee.

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