Ruppersberger on Defense Budget Priorities, State Department Cuts, Deterring North Korea


Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger, D-Md., a member of the House Appropriations Committee’s Defense and State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs subcommittees, says increased defense funding “will help us catch up” from a sequestration-induced national security slump and that “the degradation of the State Department has to stop,” and discusses defense budget priorities, the federal appropriations process, deterring North Korea and more during a March 6, 2018, interview with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian in Washington.

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