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Report: White House to Ask for $60B for Afghanistan in 2015

Defense News reports that “the White House on Thursday will ask the US Congress for $60 billion to fund military operations in Afghanistan and other global contingencies, Defense News has learned.”  

“The Pentagon would receive about $58.5 billion through the 2015 Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) request. A separate $1.5 billion budget amendment is being requested for State Department contingency funding, according to a source with knowledge of the spending plan.”  

“Pentagon and White House Office of Management and Budget officials were not immediately available for comment.”

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