POLITICS
06/05/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Pentagon To Shift Budget To Pay For Iraq War

The Pentagon plans to shift $9.7 billion of its overall budget to pay for war operations but warned on Wednesday it will run out of money if the U.S. Congress does not approve more funding by mid-July.

The Defense Department, with major operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, sent Congress requests to transfer $5.7 billion to the Army's personnel account from the personnel accounts of other branches of the U.S. armed services.

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