4/17/2008

Pentagon Seeks Authority to Train and Equip Foreign Militaries

WASHINGTON Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates urged Congress on Tuesday to grant the Pentagon permanent authority to train and equip foreign militaries, a task previously administered by the State Department, and to raise the annual budget for the effort to $750 million, a 250 percent increase.Mr. Gates said that rapidly building up the armed [...]

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