“Coast Guard Fears Two-Year Budget Boost Just A Blip: Adm. Zukunft”–Breaking Defense

Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft at the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Patrick Kelley.

BreakingDefense brings a report of the Commandant’s remarks at the Defense Writers’ Breakfast. He expresses concern that the budget success for FY 2018 and 2019 may be an anomaly.

If you think the competition for budget dollars is intense today, Zukunft warned reporters at a Defense Writers’ Group breakfast, “it’s going to be even more competitive tomorrow.”

There is discussion of shortages of Operations and Maintenance funding, the shore side facilities backlog, and the icebreaker program.

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