With few predicting that the 2015 budget will be passed before the new fiscal year begins, Congress is expected to pass a continuing resolution lest its members cause another government shutdown. Meanwhile, defense leaders are already working on their upcoming budget request for 2016, having received the military services’ separate requests for the coming year.
As well, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has suggested that ongoing operations against ISIS or Islamic State Militants in Iraq may force the Pentagon to ask for more money.
We gathered a roundtable of experts to expand upon these points, and discuss what could happen in the coming weeks.
This week’s roundtable:
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