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Report: DoD to Request OCO Budget for Afghanistan Troop Retention in November

Ashton Carter
Ashton Carter

The administration will submit an overseas contingency operations supplemental budget request to Congress after the Nov. 8 elections to support 8,400 U.S. troops deployed to Afghanistan, Defense Insider said Tuesday.

The budget request is estimated to be between $3 billion and $6 billion, Tony Bertuca writes.

The report said the Office of Management and Budget has also indicated the current administration intends to request for additional non-defense spending in relation to the OCO supplemental.

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter noted that the supplemental request is in support of the Defense Department‘s accelerated campaign against the Islamic State militant group.

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