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Pentagon Budgets Nearly $60 Billion for Overseas Operations

The Pentagon's budget for next year includes $58.8 billion for overseas contingency operations (OCO), which will finance war efforts from Iraq to Afghanistan and quadruple funding for activities to reassure European allies. Most of the OCO budget funds the support and counterterrorism operation in Afghanistan, where 9,800 U.S. troops will remain in place through most of 2016 before dropping to about 5,500 in early 2017. The amount is slightly less than the allotment in the fiscal year...

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