Days
Hrs
Min
Sec
 Fiscal 2017 budget deadline

 

Secretary Gates surrenders on military pay

Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Joint Chief of Staff Chairman Adm. Mike Mullen signaled Thursday that he won’t let a pay raise for military service members derail this year’s Defense Authorization Bill. But Gates said he will “strongly recommend” that President Obama veto the Pentagon budget if it includes an extra engine for the Joint Strike Fighter program and additional C-17 aircraft. The