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Ιουν 20 2020

Turkey pledges peacekeepers awaits funding details

Turkey pledges peacekeepers awaits funding details

In the absence of funding for more peacekeepers to replace their depleted ranks, the U.S. Department of jarvees.comDefense plans to increase funding to $1 billion over two years, said Robert Work, the chief Pentagon assistant.

«We are making progress with this funding request for our troops as a result of the last spending plan, but the req바카라사이트uest is still toojarvees.com small to support the current amount of force that’s in the field,» Work said on a conference call this week with reporters.

Under the current request, the Army would receive $1.36 billion in 2014 and 2015. The Marines would receive $1.17 billion in both years. The Navy would receive $950 million in 2015; Defense Department officials have said they plan to approve a plan by the end of the year for additional funds to expand their existing forces.

Work said the Department of Defense budget would ultimately be balanced, as it should be.

But a senior Obama administration official said the administration does not believe its request for additional funding will meet Congress’s goal of sending 1,600 more troops to Afghanistan.

«While we are very supportive of the President’s goal, we recognize the challenge we face here in Afghanistan when it comes to a significant number of American troops being lost, damaged or otherwise unavailable,» the administration official said.

«However, we believe that the request we have put forward to provide support in the event of further increases in the Army, Marines, Navy and Air Force combined combat force presence in 2014 to augment our capabilities for supporting Afghan security operations will support our goal and not pose additional funding concerns,» the administration official said.

Work said the increase in funding for U.S. security forces was designed to be a temporary measure, in light of ongoing instability and continued efforts to secure the country in the wake of the September 11 attacks.

«There has been a sustained effort to bring stability and order to Afghanistan that was halted when the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001,» Work said.

The Army and Navy will each pay a share of the cost, he said.

The Pentagon and Senate Armed Services Committee lawmakers expect to have their budget ready within the next few weeks for a vote on approval.

The request for additional forces came as the Pentagon acknowledged a spike in sexual assaults in American military ranks, including an increase in assaults involving U.S. military personnel and officers. The United States and more than a dozen other nations have agreed to tighten up their domestic forces in the pas

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