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US Congress warns: Pentagon's capabilities may not be ready to face future threats

5th April 2023 - 11:00 GMT | by Flavia Camargos Pereira in Kansas City


Reductions in the PIM programme are a concern for congressmen. (Photo: US Army)

Legislators warn that the DoD has not been funding the right equipment and technology to succeed in tomorrow’s warfare.

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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Flavia Camargos Pereira


Flavia Camargos Pereira

Flavia Camargos Pereira is a North America editor at Shephard Media. She joined the company …

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