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Dempsey: Budget Proposal Helps Manage Risk, Prepare for Future

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WASHINGTON, Feb. 2, 2015 – Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, today released the following statement on President Barack Obama's budget for the next fiscal year:

"Released today, the President's Budget for Fiscal Year 2016 reverses the decline in national defense spending of the past five years. The proposed budget helps ensure we can manage risk and meet near-term defense needs while preparing for the future. However, it represents the minimum resource level necessary to remain a capable, ready and appropriately sized force able to meet our global commitments. Also know that we are as focused as ever on getting the most out of every defense dollar. Reforms are necessary to ensure we can do that and we look for forward to working with Congress as we move forward."


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Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey

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