US Congress warns: Pentagon's capabilities may not be ready to face future threats
The need to equip the US armed forces with advanced equipment and technology has been a priority for the House of Representatives and Senate. However, in recent speeches and hearings, congressmen have warned that the DoD has not been funding appropriate capabilities to succeed in future warfare.
Cuts, declines in production and slow progress on some programmes in addition to supply chain issues and bureaucracy across the Pentagon are the main concerns for legislators.
During a hearing to discuss the department’s FY2024 budget request in the House of Representatives Appropriations Committee, Republican Representative Ken Calvert (California) claimed that the DoD
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