US Army weapon procurement declines as Afghan pull-out nears

by Shaun Paul

The Pentagon budget for fiscal year (FY) 2022 has seen a fall in the actual quantities of US Army weapons requested as a result of the reduction in overseas operations the service expects to be involved in over the coming year.

This is closely linked to the US withdrawal from Afghanistan, as well as troop reductions in Iraq. The absence of funding under the Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO), or war funds, has also contributed to the fall in overall procurement quantities, with these funds now being incorporated into the main budget request.


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