Klamper, Amy; Burgess, Richard R.; Lackey, Sue A.
December 2004
Sea Power;Dec2004, Vol. 47 Issue 12, p6
Reports that some on Capitol Hill will be asking for more detail and predictability in president George Bush's war funding requests. Warning by analysts that the total cost of the war will exceed $225 billion by September 2005; Decrease of the U.S. Coast Guard ability to support future U.S. polar scientific research and naval operations due to the breakdown of one of its three oceangoing icebreaking cutters; Issue on whether the Marines will use it new authority to grow its ranks by as many as 9,000 troops through 2009; House and Senate oversight of the Homeland Security Department


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