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US border wall drains funding from military programmes

11th March 2020 - 14:00 GMT | by Richard Thomas in London


As debate rages in Washington, DC, on the FY2021 Presidential Budget Request, one of the main sticking points has been the redirecting of funding for DoD programmes to the controversial wall on the US-Mexico border.

The diversion of hundreds of millions of dollars will, if the budget is passed, see the US armed services receive fewer platforms than initially intended at a time when several key military capabilities require modernising or recapitalising.

In total, some $3.8 billion of the budget could be moved from military procurement and sustainment programmes to the wall, one of the key political milestones of

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Richard Thomas


Richard Thomas

Richard Thomas is the Senior Editor, Naval at Shephard Media. Richard joined the company in …

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