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Pentagon Chief: Military Spending Legislation 'Raids War Funds'

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter accused lawmakers of “budget gimmickry” that could undermine the military’s ability to respond to critical threats. Carter aired his criticisms during a speech Tuesday at the Sea-Air-Space Exposition, held on the outskirts of Washington, threatening he would advise the president to veto the fiscal 2017 defense spending bill if certain provisions were not removed. “It raids war funds in a time of war, when we have men and women deployed in operations in...

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