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Marines Prioritize Upgrades, Readiness In Latest Budget Proposal

January 28 2019


The U.S. Marine Corps is prioritizing modernization and troop readiness in its 2020 budget request as the service prepares for a future of high-end fighting, reports USNI News.

The service has requested $14 billion for equipment upgrades and $13.8 billion for near-term readiness and rebuilding efforts, Lt. Gen. Brian Beaudreault, the deputy commandant for plans, policies and operations, said earlier this month.

The request makes up about 60 percent of the entire budget for fiscal...

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