REPORT: Pentagon releases list of construction projects that could be cut to fund a border wall

Military Times:

The Pentagon has released its list of military construction projects that could be cut to fund President Donald Trump’s requested border wall. The bottom line: basically every state has a project that could be delayed in order to get construction underway, but only a very specific set could actually be cut.

To tally up $6.8 billion for wall construction, the Pentagon has proposed culling unobligated spending from approved construction projects. From the list, only funds from projects that had a projected award date after Oct. 1, 2019, are eligible to be used, and it can not include military barracks.

The article goes on to state the following:

The list released by the Pentagon includes all unobligated projects — not all of which would be eligible to be used, based on their criteria.

Here are some of the projects on the list:

  • $40 million for a information systems complex at White Sands, New Mexico
  • $50 million for a rotary wing apron at Wheeler Army Air Field in Hawaii
  • $53 million for a UAV hangar for Kunsan Air Base in Korea
  • $95 million for an engineering center at the U.S. Military Academy

See the full list here.

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